SFBFF stands with BLM

This table top, mixed media short film covers six decades of race and injustice in America through ten incidents of Black lives taken by police. Some of these incidents sparked national media coverage and furious uprisings across the country, while others didn’t get the attention they deserved.
This disregard for Black lives has been consistent since enslaved Africans first arrived in America in 1619. This film highlights just a brief moment in the long history of injustice, specifically police brutality, against African Americans. In 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. called for the end of racism and injustice against Black people in the US. Yet in 2020, history continues to repeat itself before our very eyes. It’s time for change.
Julian Marshall took to the streets of New York with his camera following the murder of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin. The strength and hope that fuel a revolution are on full display in this powerful piece, accompanied by commanding words from renowned African American philosopher Dr. Cornel West and artist and activist Killer Mike. 
The 1619 Project was conceived by journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones to recognize the ways in which the enslavement of Black people in America profoundly shaped our country’s history. For shining a light this woefully overlooked piece of our past in stunning detail, The International Center of Photography presented The New York Times Magazine with an Infinity Award in the Online Platforms and New Media category. This video was created for ICP to demonstrate exactly why Hannah-Jones and her team were so deserving of this honor.
Calling for an end to San Francisco’s housing crisis, three black trans women reveal the precarity that gentrification and rent increases place on their lives.  Janetta is a pillar of the trans community and head of the Trans, Gender-variant & Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP). Ronjah juggles multiple jobs as she dreams of moving out of her single room occupancy (SRO) and into an apartment near the ocean. Cookie searches for housing in a ballooning market that is unaffordable and leaves her homeless. These women take pride in living and working in this pre-Stonewall site of LBGT liberation, yet the spaces they hold dear erode as San Francisco’s housing crisis grows out of control.