Ramona Diaz is a documentary filmmaker with a keen eye to detail and an extraordinary verite style of storytelling. During this tribute, clip show and on-stage conversation, we’ll learn how she develops and produces uncommon yet very striking personal films, and have a chance to engage with a revolutionary Filipino-American woman who has become one of the most prolific, admired documentary filmmakers of our generation.
Besides MOTHERLAND, Diaz is most well-known for her inspiring film DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’: EVERYMAN’S JOURNEY, about Filipino YouTube singer Arnel Pineda, who overnight became dynamic lead vocalist of the world-famous rock band Journey, and IMELDA, the controversial story of the Philippines’ most celebrated First Lady.
Both of these films are also screening at CIFF 2017 (Journey, Imelda).
Join us for this personal, intimate conversation with Ramona Diaz immediately following the screening of MOTHERLAND.