Indeed Presents Rising Voices

Shorts Program

Program Premiere



In partnership with Emmy® Award-winning writer, creator and actor Lena Waithe and her company Hillman Grad Productions, Indeed: Rising Voices was created to uncover, invest in and share stories created by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) filmmakers across the US around the meaning of work and the idea that jobs have the power to change us all. Indeed, Ventureland and PRETTYBIRD filmmakers and program mentors Calmatic, Paul Hunter and Melina Matsoukas selected the 10 winning screenplays.

Rising Voices will debut 10 shorts from 10 Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) filmmaker teams. Participating filmmakers include: Johnson Cheng, David Fortune, Stacy Pascal Gaspard, Deondray & Quincy LeNear Gossfield, Kantú Lentz, Boma Iluma, Gabriela Ortega, Dre Ryan, Elisee Junior St. Preux, Shelly Yo.

Choose a screening time

Sun June 20 - 11:30 AM
Walter Gladwin Park

Bring your own blankets or chairs to relax in our socially distanced pods!

Line will be formed at Arthur Avenue and East 176th Street. Street parking will be best for this location. We may have select spots at E. 176th. 

The following items and actions are prohibited from the park: alcohol, audio recording devices, bicycles or scooters, chains or chain wallets, cameras larger than point-and-shoot (if you can remove the lens, don’t bring it), drones, fireworks, flags, Frisbees, illegal drugs or paraphernalia, laser pens or similar focused light, lighters, matches, musical instruments, pets or animals, selfie sticks, skateboards, vapes, smoking devices, sports balls, tents, tripods, umbrellas, unlicensed vending of any kind, weapons, video recording equipment, water squirt guns.

Part of the Juneteenth programming. Sponsored by: