Nest News: June 14-20

Nest-supported films at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival

New York Digital Edition from Thursday, June 11 to Saturday, June 20 

Coded Bias, directed by Shalini Kantayya

Coded Bias, directed by Shalini Kantayya (Project: Hatched 2020), explores the fallout of MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini’s startling discovery that facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces accurately, and her subsequent journey to push for the first-ever US legislation to govern against bias in artificial intelligence. The documentary aims to shine a light on the threat artificial intelligence poses to civil rights and democracy.

Watch the film until Saturday, June 20 on the Human Rights Watch Film Festival website, and view the recording of the live Q&A with the filmmaker Shalini Kantayya, Safiya Noble, Deborah Raji, Coded Bias character Joy Buolamwini, Lee Rowland and moderated by Deborah Brown here.

Down a Dark Stairwell, directed by Ursula Liang (2017 Diversity Fellows Initiative), is a nuanced look at how two communities of color navigate an uneven criminal justice system, anchored by one polarizing New York City case.

Watch the film until Saturday, June 20 on the Human Rights Watch Film Festival website, and view the recording of the live Q&A with the filmmaker Ursula Liang, Brandon D. Anderson, Steven Choi, Dreisen Heath, and moderated by Gerry Johnson here.


Tre Maison Dasan on WORLD Channel

Tre Maison Dasan Denali Tiller 2015 Accelerator Lab
Tre Maison Dasan, directed by Denali Tiller

Tre Maison Dasan (2016 (Egg)celerator Lab), directed by Denali Tiller, is a story that explores parental incarceration through the eyes of three boys—Tre, Maison, and Dasan. Following their interweaving trajectories through boyhood marked by the criminal justice system, and told directly through the child’s perspective, the film unveils the challenges of growing up and what it means to become a man in America.

Re-broadcasting on WORLD Channel on Sunday, June 21 at 10 pm ET and Monday, June 22 at 2 am ET and 10am ET.


Nest-supported films at AFI DOCS

Digital Edition from Wednesday, June 17 to Sunday, June 21 

The Letter, co-directed by Maia von Lekow and Chris King

Coded Bias, directed by Shalini Kantayya (Project: Hatched 2020)
Available to stream Saturday, June 20 for 24 hours

The Fight, co-directed by Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, and Eli Despres (Project: Hatched 2020)
AFI Docs screening on Friday, June 19 at 8:00 pm EDT

The Letter, co-directed by Maia von Lekow and Chris King (2018 Diversity Fellows Initiative)
Virtual North American Premiere; Available to stream Sunday, June 21 for 24 hours

A Thousand Cuts, directed by Ramona Diaz (2017 Chicken & Egg Award) 
Available to stream Thursday, June 18 for 24 hours

Through The Night, directed by Loira Limbal (2018 (Egg)celerator Lab)
Available to stream Sunday, June 21 for 24 hours

AlumNest screenings at AFI DOCS include 9to5: The Story of a Movement, directed by Julia Reichert (Chicken & Egg Award recipient) and Steve Bognar; And She Could Be Next, co-directed by Grace Lee (Chicken & Egg Award recipient) and Marjan Safinia (Chicken & Egg Pictures Board Member); Flower Punk, directed by Alison Klayman; Memoirs of Vegetation, directed by Jessica Oreck; and Women in Blue, directed by Deirdre Fishel.


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