Click here to keep up with the latest Goose News: http://wildgoosefestival.org/signup/ Enjoy an interview with Daresha Kyi, the award-winning visionary who writes, produces, and directs for film and television. Daresha's next project due for release next year is called Mama Bears. Mama Bears is a feature-length documentary that explores the many ways in which the lives of conservative, Christian mothers are impacted and utterly transformed when they decide to affirm and advocate on behalf of their LGBTQ children. Most recently Daresha co-directed and co-produced her first feature documentary, Chavela, with Emmy nominated filmmaker Catherine Gund. Chavela celebrates the wild, rollercoaster life of badass singer Chavela Vargas, who jumped onstage wearing pants, a poncho, and a pistol, smoked cigars, and drank tequila while she boldly sang love songs to women in the early 1950s in very conservation, macho Mexico. The film was nominated for the Teddy award and won the 2nd place Panorama Audience Award at the 2017 Berlinale, as well as Best Documentary and Audience Awards at Outfest and the San Francisco LGBTQ Film Festival. Chavela is on Netflix.
Daresha Kyi is an award-winning filmmaker who writes, produces, and directs for film and television. Earlier this year at the South by Southwest Film Festival we chatted with cinematographer, Amy Bench, who shot Daresha’s documentary for the American Civil Liberties Union and Little By Little Films, “Texas Strong” an intimate portrait of conservative christian mother Kimberly Shappley and her seven-year-old trans daughter Kai. In the film, Kai’s mom rejects her community’s beliefs to support her 7-year-old transgender daughter and her struggle to navigate school, where she’s been banned from the girls’ bathroom. To view the ‘Trans in America’ series, visit the ACLU web page: https://www.aclu.org/issues/lgbt-rights/transgender-rights/trans-america View Texas Strong on the Condé Nast platform ‘them’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuIkLNsRtas Texas Strong Credits: Director: Daresha Kyi Producers: Lindsey Dryden, Shaleece Haas Executive Producer: Molly Kaplan (ACLU), Chase Strangio (ACLU) Advisory Board: Wriply Bennet, Sam Berliner, Debi Jackson Cinematographer: Amy Bench Editor: Jamie Boyle Assistant Producer: Nora Wilkinson (ACLU) An ACLU & Little By Little Films production For updates on Daresha Kyi’s upcoming feature documentary ‘Mama Bears’: https://www.dareshakyi.com/mamabears Today's Guest: Amy Bench (for Daresha Kyi) http://amybench.com @dareshakyi @dpamyb Host & Producer: Jim Kamp http://polychromemedia.com/jameskamp/ @kampjames
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Daresha is an award winning writer, director and producer for film and TV. Daresha made her first film at the age of 16 years old. She casted actor, Isaiah Washington in one of her early narratives film projects. She has been in the industry for over 25 years. We spoke about her journey. Daresha expressed her honor to be gifted to tell such amazing stories such as "Chavela" and "Mama Bears" amongst the many others movies that she has made. She also produced segments on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. "I believe in the power of film to effect social change and I don't limit myself to any particular style of genre. I move fluidly between film and television, comedy, drama and documentary in both Spanish an English." Daresha Kyi website: https://www.dareshakyi.com/ IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1407080/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daresha.kyi Twitter: https://twitter.com/Daresha11 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dareshakyi/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daresha-kyi-12a7091 She is currently fundraising for her new project, "Mama Bears." https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mama-bears-documentary/x/18077839#/