Celine Shimizu

An award-winning film scholar and filmmaker, Celine Parreñas Shimizu is Full Professor of Cinema at San Francisco State University. Her books are The Feminist Porn Book (2013), Strait- jacket Sexualities (2012) and The Hypersexuality of Race (2007). Distributed by Progressive Films and Third World Newsreel, her films include the feature documentary Birthright: Mothering Across Difference (2009) and the experimental shorts The Fact of Asian Women (2004), Super Flip (1997), Her Uprooting Plants Her (1995) and Mahal Means Love and Expensive (1993).

Rafael Flores

Rafael Flores is Phi Beta Kappa Scholar who specializes in Directing, Social Justice Film Production, Chicano Cinema, and Third Cinema. Flores is the Arts Director for non-profit United Roots, and the Co-Founder of production company Green Eyed Media, organizations both based in Oakland, CA. His work has been praised by various institutions that include: The White House, The Grammy Foundation, TED-X lecture series, the Cannes International Film Festival, the Writer’s Guild Theater of America, the London Guardian, and the Chicano International Film Festival.