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Producer: Corinne Manabat Cueva
6 minutes
United States


SYNCHRONIZED is an experimental documentary short that embraces 5 women of color as they collectively reflect about their experiences living and thriving in Oakland. This will uncover their perspectives of what it means living in the Town, a city that’s ever-changing – from memories, dreams, home, and resiliency.

Like a mixtape, SYNCHRONIZED amalgamates their voices, natural landscape sounds, and unconventional Oakland imagery to encapsulate a unique representation that acknowledges how the personal and environment coexist together.

Inspired by Godfrey Reggio's 1982 film, Koyaanisqatsi, this film was produced during the COVID-19 pandemic and features voices from BIPOC LGBTQ+ Oakland residents along with beautiful takes of Oakland’s changing urban landscape.
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• Nicole Cruz Coaching Living Creatively, May 2021
• Telling Our Personal Stories: Oaktown Stories, June 2021
• Asian American Film Thing, NYC, June 2021
• 35th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition, Oct 2021
• Re-Present Media presents Oaktown Stories, Oct 2023
• CAAMFest, Official Selection, 2021
• Oakland International Film Festival, Official Selection, 2021
• Coven Film Festival, Official Selection, 2021
• Seattle Asian American Film Festival, 2022
• Association for Asian American Studies Conference, April 2021

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TWN acknowledges that in New York we are on the unceded territory of the Lenni Lenape, Canarsie, Shinecock, and Munsee peoples and challenges the harm that continues to be inflicted upon Indigenous and People of Color communities here and abroad, which is why we all need to be part of the struggle for rights, equality and justice.

TWN is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Color Congress, MOSAIC, New York Community Trust, Peace Development Fund, Ford Foundation, Golden Globe Foundation, Kolibri Foundation and individual donors.