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SFFILM Festival

Filming in Extreme Locations

Join filmmakers Kelley Kali (I’M FINE (Thanks for Asking)), Angelique Molina ((I’M FINE (Thanks for Asking)), Maimouna Jallow (Tales of the Accidental City) and Tasha Van Zandt (After Antarctica) in conversation.

The live Q&A will take place on this page, and a video recording will be posted here shortly afterward.


Live Q&A

Mon, Apr 12 at 4:00 pm PST

Live Q&A


From faraway locales to harsh environments to intimate spaces, this conversation features four filmmakers who reveal the challenges of shooting in the most extreme circumstances and how they creatively problem solve.

Director, I’M FINE (Thanks for Asking) Kelley Kali

Los Angeles native Kelley Kali has a BA in anthropology with a minor in film and classical civilization from Howard University. She is a producer, director, actor, and writer, who made her directing debut with Belize’s first Creole dramatic TV series, Noh Matta Wat (2006), winning a Paul Robeson Award. Her University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts MFA thesis film, Lalo’s House, won Student Academy and Directors Guild of America Student Film awards, among other honors. She was among the co-directors on the USC feature film, The Adventures of Thomasina Sawyer (2018).

Director, I’M FINE (Thanks for Asking) Angelique Molina

Angelique Molina received her BA in child and adolescent development from San Francisco State University, before switching gears and returning to her native Los Angeles to work as a production and camera assistant before enrolling at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. She previously directed two short films, There Goes the Neighborhood (2016) and Quinceañera (2018).

Director, Tales of the Accidental City Maimouna Jallow

Maimouna Jallow is a director, producer, communications consultant, and storyteller based in Nairobi, Kenya. Before transitioning to storytelling, she was a producer and correspondent for the BBC World Service and the communications manager for Doctors Without Borders. She has adapted novels by African women for the theater, and in 2015, she founded Positively African, an organization that brings together artists and activists around the intersection of social justice and art. Tales of the Accidental City marks her first foray into filmmaking.

Director, After Antarctica Tasha Van Zandt

Bay Area filmmaker Tasha Van Zandt has traveled the world documenting stories across all seven continents as a director, producer, cinematographer, and photojournalist. Her projects have been supported by The Sundance Institute, Film Independent, and SFFILM. After making a number of shorts, including One Thousand Stories (2020) about the artist JR, she makes her feature documentary debut with After Antarctica. Her latest short is also screening at the 2021 SFFILM Festival.