On February 1st, 2006, the Bay Area was alive...
A love song to the artists, dance, music, slang, clothes and, most importantly of all, the people who came of age during the Hyphy Movement.
This is a story about a generation that created and experienced something very special, the kind of something that only happens once in a lifetime, and how those hyphy roots have influenced them as they’ve grown in their lives and careers.
As filmmakers, we want We Were Hyphy to recreate the excitement of the times while showing the impact they had on millions of people in the Bay Area and beyond. The film is a fun, nostalgic experience for those lucky enough to experience Hyphy the first time around, and a tantalizing introduction to those discovering it now. But whether you went dumb or have no idea what that means,We Were Hyphy is a documentary that will excite, entice and entertain you!
Life is Fare is a Tigrinya/ English feature film exploring three wildly different diaspora perspectives on the East African nation of Eritrea. A cross cultural analogy to challenge how patriotism and nationalism are practiced, it is inspired by current Eritrean and Ethiopian migration journeys worldwide. Life is Fare premiered at the 2018 Brooklyn Film Festival, going on to win awards and recognition at:
Marfa Film Festival New Orleans Film Festival Blackstar Film Festival Blackstar International Film Festival African Diaspora International Film Festival American Film Institute San Francisco Black Film Festival Asmara Indie Film Festival Silicon Valley African Film Festival Tenderloin Museum Museum of African Diaspora Google, 2018 Marketing Diversity Core Moscow Indie Film Festival
Winner, Balalaica Female Filmmaker (Moscow Indie FiIm Festival) Winner, Craig Brewer Emerging Filmmaker Award (Indie Memphis) Winner, Best Foreign Feature (Oslo Independent Film Festival)
credits. associate producer, assistant editor