Eugene Kim Captures Important Moment in Asian-American MusicS1 Ep9 |Kim’s ‘Cherry’ tells the story of a day-in-the-life of an R&B artist in 90s Daly City
Scars Become Badges of Honor in Talibah Newman’s FilmsS1 Ep8 |The Oakland-based filmmaker crafts rich stories from the perspective of children
Pete Lee’s Bold Filmmaking Traverses GenresS1 Ep7 |Loners, Rappers, and Lady Bank Robbers: Pete Lee Brings the Bay's Scrappy Vibrance To Life
Nijla Mu'min Creates a Black Muslim Coming-of-Age StoryS1 Ep6 |Nijla Mu'min's 'Jinn' is a love letter to her family and religion.
In ‘Rodents of Unusual Size,’ Truth is Stranger Than FictionS1 Ep5 |A documentary filmmaking team finds stories of resilience in surprising places.
Pamela Chavez's Magical Animation Tells Her Migration StoryS1 Ep4 |A queer female filmmaker creates beauty out of the painful memories of her migration.
Leo Herrera Imagines an Alternate World Without AIDSS1 Ep3 |A filmmaker creates a sci-fi documentary honoring his lost LGBTQ heroes
Peter Nicks Navigates Opposing Worlds in 'The Force'S1 Ep2 |A look inside a filmmaker's effort to document the Oakland Police for two turbulent years
‘Moses’ Documentary About Homelessness Changes LivesS1 Ep1 |A conversation with the directors and Moses about how their film changed his life.
About Behind the Lens
Watch bold California indie filmmakers pushing the boundaries of their craft. Each episode captures the personal experiences that inform a filmmaker's work and the risks they take to bring stories to the screen. Step behind the lens and follow the journeys of a new generation of storytellers.