by Cheryl David
2012 Student Delegate
Hi. Cheryl here.
You may have seen me in many films this 30th Asian American Film Festival. Well, film screenings.
I am a past volunteer. I can say I see images of people that look like me, But this time its different, I can see better the people who not only look like me, but who can tell a story, convey an idea. Filmmakers graciously spend some time with us allowing our curiosity to pour questions. I hear artists’ hearts in getting to converse with them, and see their hard-earned dreams come true on a big screen in a room filled with people.
Sometimes a mistake is beautiful chaos. Set to that 30-years of “Stories to Light” CAAM film montage tune.
Chosen from a competitive pool of undergraduate and graduate students, the Student Delegates are a small but diverse group of students who undergo Festival “boot camp.” Guided by Festival staff, students participate in a rigorous schedule of film screenings, discussions, and exclusive meetings with filmmakers and special guests. The program aims to cultivate the next generation of filmmakers, activists, educators, and community leaders. See all of the 2012 Student Delegates here and their blog!
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