April Xiong is a writer, director, and editor with an especial interest in movement, or its lack. Her short film Aisha screened as a finalist at the Fusion Film Festival. Having traveled the world in search of unheard stories, she is devoted to exploring the voice of the other in her films.
Adam Pivirotto (Co-Director)
Adam Pivirotto is a freelance filmmaker and editor based in Brooklyn. In 2016, he completed a two year art and education fellowship at NYU Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, during which he wrote and directed two short films and a full length play. His short film, METHODS, was featured on FilmShortage.com and premiered at the Richmond International Film Festival in March 2017. He recently edited the web-series ETHNIC BEST FRIEND, which is a featured staff pick on Stareable.com.
Hettie Jones (Poet)
Hettie Jones is the author of 25 books--both prose and poetry--the first published in 1971 and the most recent in 2016. She is currently working on a short story collection and a volume of new and selected poems. Jones lives in New York City's East Village, and teaches in the Graduate Writing Program of The New School, and at the 92nd St. Y and the Lower Eastside Girls Club. She is a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother all at once.