A DOCUMENTARY DP RETREAT, 3/30-3/31/2019
The first Mezcla Media Collective DP Retreat gathered 16 aspiring woman-identifying cinematographers of color in the Chicago area to convene for 2 days to enhance a variety of skills related to camera work. Participants took part in skill sessions and workshops lead by talented Chicago filmmakers addressing techniques, strategies and best career practices for documentary-specific projects.
"I love that Mezcla has grown as quickly as it has. It shows that there was an urgent need for community support, especially for women/non-binary people of color, in the field of media production and development." -Anu Rana
"From the DP retreat to the more offhand interactions, Mezcla is building power amongst creative women of color. The shift of that power is especially important in today's industry." -Ashley O'Shay
"It's already really difficult to get your foot in the door in this industry as a woman of color, so as I was moving to Chicago, Mezcla Media has helped me find a community I could learn from and collaborate with." -Adia Ivey