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Kim Anno

Director / Producer
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Kim Anno is a filmmaker/video artist whose work has been screened and exhibited by festivals, museums and non traditional film venues nationally and internationally. She has shown rough cuts of ¡Quba! University of Gothenburg, Sweden UC Berkeley, Univ of Suffolk, England, East side Arts Alliance, Oakland, Flux Projects, Atlanta, Newmaf in Seoul, Korea among others. In 2022, she was executive producer, for WeRhere episodic films directed by Kyung Lee. She founded Wild Projects Productions, a social practice arts ngo in 2016. She is currently in post-production on ¡Quba! a documentary on the LGBT Movement in Cuba  90 Miles From Paradise, a staged short film in south Florida and Havana and in development of Water City, Kalimantan in Indonesia.  Currently, 2024 she is exhibiting at Eric Firestone Gallery in New York.


Anno's filmography includes: a short film, H/our Breath in 2021, and in 2018 short film she directed/produced: Water City, Ipswich, shot in the UK and Natural, an exhibition video for the Sonoma County Museum. In 2017, she completed her first animation with Charlie Woodman, Canto One. She completed, Water City, Berkeley, 2014 and Men and Women in Water Cities, and Water City Durban in 2012 and screened it in 2013 at the Goethe Institute, Johannesburg and at the Durban Municipal Gallery, as well as the Abron Arts Center in New York in 2015. She made a short documentary on Bennett College, 2016 titled “A New World” on the education and triumph of African American young women in North Carolina. In Nov.2019 the New York Times published her video with the Climate music project, in the Science section.


Anno is the recipient of the Westaf/NEA fellowship, California Arts Council Award, Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Award and the Eureka Foundation’s Fleishhaker Fellowship. She was recently awarded a fellowship by the Zellerbach Foundation and the Open Circle Foundation in 2012-13 as well as a Puffin Award, In Fall 2014 and in 2023-2017 Anno was a recipient of a Berkeley Film Foundation Award, as well as Robertson Family Foundation in 2020-2018 for ¡Quba! and was a finalist for Creative Capital Foundation in 2018 and was a finalist for Latin Public Broadcasting in 2020. In 2023 Anglim/Trimble published a monograph of her work, and in 2024 a PacificAfuture book will be available through Wild

Kyung Lee

Co-producer / Editor
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Kyung Lee is a filmmaker and film editor. Her directorial debut, “TELOS: The Fantastic World of Eugene Tssui ” (2014), has been shown at film festivals worldwide and is currently being broadcast on PBS stations.  She directed WeRhere in 2022, three portraits of Oakland's homeless population adjacent to where she lives, she won awards for this series, and it premiered at the Denmark International Film festival.


Her editing credits include “Navajo Math Circles” (2016, PBS), “2E: Twice Exceptional” (2015), “Counting from Infinity: Yitang Zhang and the Twin Conjecture” (2015, PBS) “Big Joy: The Adventure of James Broughton” (2013, SXSW, Tribeca), “The Illness and the Odyssey” (2013, Mill Valley, Guam Int’l), as well as multi-media projects and commercial productions.


She edited “Ottomaticake,” a story about Hawaiian culinary scene’s best kept secret, “Otto Cake,” and its owner, punk rock baker Otto. as well as “Homecoming,”which documents two women’s pilgrimage to Puka Puka, a remote atoll in the Cook Islands.  Both films are directed and produced by Gemma Cubero del Barrio (“Ella Es El Matador” 2009, Silverdocs, Tribeca, POV). Kyung is also directing a film about performance artist, Dohee Lee.

Kyung started her editing career as an assistant editor in the San Francisco Bay Area, working with renowned documentary filmmakers.  Her deep understanding of technology and remarkable aptitude for both hardware and software led her to work as a post-production supervisor on numerous documentary films. She also worked as editor and post-production manager at LinkTV, the national, independent TV channel. From these experiences, she honed her skills and reputation as a versatile editor with technical chops.

Julia Robertson

Executive Producer
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Julia Robertson is a queer-identified media artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work spans experimental and documentary forms, encompassing film, video, photography, and multi-channel sound and video installation. Her multifaceted body of work delves into the intersections of gender identity, sexuality, and social and environmental justice.  Julia has produced and directed film projects and contributed to non-profit boards of directors. She currently serves as the Treasurer and Board Director of the Berkeley Film Foundation, Board Chair of Wild Projects. MFA at the California College of the Arts.


Current projects:

• Skin of Glass- 2023 Denise Zmekhol                               • Quba-2024 Kim Anno, Executive Producer

Radial Thread- 2024 Jeanne Finley, Producer                 • Playing With Fire- 2024 Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle, Producer

• Greetings from Now- 2024/25 Ellen Spiro, Producer.       • Black is Blue-feature genre film in development-2026 Cheryl Dunye 

• Bungalow 3-feature film in development-2026, writer/producer

Kristy Guevara-Flanagan

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Kristy Guevara-Flanagan is an Assistant Professor at UCLA’s School of Theatre, Film and Television where she heads the MFA Directing Documentary concentration. Her first feature-length film was an acclaimed documentary covering four years in the lives of four adolescent girls. Going on 13 was an official selection of Tribeca, Silverdocs, and many other film festivals worldwide. Guevara-Flanagan has also produced and directed El Corrido de Cecilia Rios, winner of the Golden Gate Award for Best Bay Area Short Documentary at the San Francisco International Film Festival, which chronicles the violent death of 15-year-old Cecilia Rios.


It was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and subsequently broadcast on the Sundance Channel. Her most recent feature, Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, traces the evolution and legacy of the comic book hero Wonder Woman as a way to reflect on society's anxieties about women's liberation. Her work has been broadcast on PBS and the Sundance Channel, received numerous awards, and been funded by ITVS, the Sundance Institute, the Tribeca Institute, Latino Public Broadcasting and California Humanities.

Dayannis Tamayo Preval


Born in Santiago, Cuba, Tamayo is a higher education specialist, currently in a PHD program at the Instituto Technológico y

Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico. Her research is based on the relationship of technologies to cognitive development in higher education. She is a member of Las Isabellas, a LGBTQ activist organization that advocates for the LGBTQ community including human rights of lesbians to become mothers, have all rights according to their civil unions and/or marriages to other women. Tamayo received her master’s degree at Universidad de Oriente with her thesis work on the poetry of Emily Dickinson. In our film, ¡Quba! Tamayo has worked enthusiastically as interpreter, Translator, and co-producer. 

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Roberto Chile

Cuban Producer / Director of Photography / Mirapaka Producciones

Recently, he was cinematographer for Los Hermanos, by Ken Schneider,. As personal cameraman and award winning director, he accompanied Fidel Castro, leader of the Cuban Revolution, in his travels in Cuba and the world from 1984 to 2006. Having a lead role in making the documentaries “Days of Friendship”, “Hanoi to Hiroshima”, “Brazil” and “Argentina Hope Triumphs”, “New Aires”, Roberto Chile adds indisputable journalistic and artistic value to this project. He holds 20 years experience as a director, and resides in Havana. Chile recently had a solo exhibition in New York, and Berlin, which is forthcoming in San Francisco. His best known works are the documentaries “Challenge”, “Desaffo”,  “On the slopes of the Himalayas”, “Let there be Light”, “In Praise of Virtue”, “Ode to the Revolution”, “Simply Korda”, “I'm Tata Nganga” and “Essences” (The Beehive in the United States). As a chronicler of his time, he has exalted the values ​​of Cuban innovators in over 80 films that promote outstanding Cuban music and contemporary art.

Ashley James

Cinematographer / Searchlight Films

Cinematographer.Searchlight Films,(African American) on !Quba! James holds a BFA and an MFA in Filmmaking and has national television credits. He is the co-founder (with Kathryn Golden) of Searchlight Films. A former newspaper journalist at the The Hartford Times he is also an instructor of graduate studies in Cinema at San Francisco State University. He was a station manager of KTOP/Channel 10, in Oakland, CA. The station was awarded 32 national awards for excellence in television programming during his 12 year tenure.


James’ recent documentaries include: Producer/Director,“Bata By the Bay”; “Kitka and Davka in Concert-Old and New World Jewish Music” (PBS);“Gordon Parks—The Man and His Music”, “Bomba - Dancing the Drum”, a one-hour PBS portrait of the legendary Cepeda Family of Puerto Rico. Other films include “GHOST TOWN TO HAVANA”, (2010), directed by Eugene Corr and Roberto Chile; and Documentarian on the first Sister City conference of Oakland, CA and Santiago de Cuba featuring Mayor Jerry Brown and President Fidel Castro, (2000). Among James’ accomplishments are the 2012 Academy Award nomination for Director of Photography of Best Short Documentary, “The Barber from Birmingham”

Daniel Chile

Cinematographer / Mirapaka Producciones
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Daniel Chile trained in filmmaking at Cuba’s National Art School (ENA) and has been a filmmaker in Havana for 5 years. His short films to date include “Trapped”, “Atrapado”, “Tunel”, and “Tres Puntos”. Chile’s short “Tunel” was recently shown in the Havana Film Festival, and opened the Eighth Festival of Arts at the Superior Institute of Art. His films have also been shown at the Bertolt Brecht Cultural Center and broadcast by Canal Habana TV on the program “Breves Estaciones.” He has direct talented Cuban actors such as Broselianda Hernandez and Renecito de la Cruz, Yaniel Castillo, Amanda Fariñas, and Ariel Albonigar. Chile also collaborated with Cuban singer Polito Ibañez and jazz musician Alexis Bosch for the score of “Tunel”.

Barbara Maggiani

Assistant Producer
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Barbara Maggiani, Assistant producer. Maggiani is a delegate to Cuba with 2015 Code Pink Mayday ranking. She resides in Key West, has been a LGBTQ and social justice activist for 30 years, a still photographer, Physician’s assistant (Associado de Medico) Disaster/Emergency assistance, Charter boat captain, Coral Reef and Marine environmental activist photojournalist, and has been a Cuban solidarity activist since 1980. She is working with Anno Productions, and Wild Projects on films including the current LGBTQ the ¡Quba! Documentary, 2016-21,  and the recent “90 Miles from Paradise.”



Adela Hernandez
first Transperson in Cuban government



Ramon Silverio
director, El Mejunje, Santa Clara, Cuba

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Ana Canet &
Maritza Estrada

activistas, Santiago de Cuba

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Ulises Padron Suarez
activista, writer

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