Keisha has spent the majority of her adult life between New York City and Asia. She is committed to deimperialization and the expansion of the collective imagination. Keisha passionately believes that the entire lifecycle of a film, from conception to circulation, is a creative process that can expand or constrict what and how we imagine.
Guest Curator for My Sight is Lined With Visions: 1990s Asian American Film & Video
Abby Sun is an artist, film programmer, and researcher at the MIT Open Documentary Lab. Through her work, Abby considers the power dynamics in the documentary form’s inherent smudging of reality, with a particular interest in the conditions of moving image exhibition. She has bylines in Film Comment, Filmmaker Magazine, Film Quarterly, Hyperallergic, and other publications. She has reviewed grants and applications for the National Endowment for the Arts, SFFILM, Center for Asian American Media, LEF Foundation, Sundance Catalyst, If/Then Shorts, and spoken on panels at TIFF, NYFF, Getting Real, and other film festivals. Most recently, Abby is the Curator of the DocYard. She previously held positions as the senior editor for Nat. Brut and programmer for True/False Film Fest and Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival.
Project Coordinator for My Sight is Lined With Visions: 1990s Asian American Film & Video
Ashley Lin is just beginning. A second generation Asian American, she carries lessons from supporting independent media artists at the Asian American Documentary Network, Visual Communications, Rada Studio, and the Documentary Film Program at Sundance Institute.
Hee Young Pyun
Hee Young Pyun is an architect / filmmaker from Korea. She has been working on various architectural projects and exhibitions internationally, continuing her experiment with cinema as a media to explore space and place. She also collaborates with filmmakers from all over the world, as a writer, director, and designer.
Social Media Strategist
Kai Werder is a certified sex educator, coach, writer, and healing practitioner living on the occupied Choctaw and Chitimacha tribal land of New Orleans, LA. They believe in moving alongside clients and students as a guide towards healing through pleasure. Their work centers on consent-based education that is shame-free, LGBTQ prioritized, and trauma-informed. Kai believes in using social media to unite community and provide accessible education and resources.
They are currently a candidate for Masters in Social Work at Tulane University and hope to use their degree to break down barriers of mental health services for queer and trans survivors of sexual assault. Kai’s upcoming book, Beyond Yes and No: The Intimacy of Consent will be published in 2021.
Ton-Nu is a student at Harvard College studying East Asian History and Film, navigating the landscape of Southeast Asian contemporary art and its historic undercurrents. Outside of Sentient, Ton-Nu is working on the Harvard Advocate's Migration Issue, where she serves on the Art board. In her free time, Ton-Nu enjoys trying to read Deleuze and checking out what's happening in the art scene at home. She's currently based in Cambridge, MA during the school year and, during breaks, divides her time between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Nace Zavrl hails from beautiful Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is a doctoral student at Harvard University and a regular contributor to Radio Študent, KINO!, and Ekran magazine; he also works as a curator and critic of contemporary art. Nace has written on film and experimental media for Afterimage, Senses of Cinema, and the Moving Image Review and Art Journal.