Queens of the Revolution (2019)
Nonfiction | TRT: 84mins
Co-Producer / Co-Director / Editor
Queens Of The Revolution is a portrait of Mejunje, a cultural center in Santa Clara that paved the road for LGBTQ+ rights in Cuba. The film highlights the bravery of people who have fought for their lives and identities for decades. Meandering through the streets of Santa Clara, into the homes of drag performers and on to the stage, the film tells the story of Mejunje through a chorus of voices. This community was violently persecuted but instead of fleeing, they chose to stay and fight for change in the country they love.
The Water Children (2018)
Experimental Nonfiction | TRT: 14:33mins
Producer / Director / Writer / Editor
A personal essay film exploring pregnancy loss and a late-term abortion. Hand-drawn stop motion animation and live action scenes meditate on the physical and spiritual dimensions of loss and grief. Shot in both black and white 16mm film and HD color video, contrasting filmic media embody the duality inherent to states of both pregnancy and grief: a flickering between inner and outer, between the invisible and the visible.
Pearls on the Ocean Floor (2010)
Nonfiction | TRT: 77mins
Robert Adanto's Pearls on the Ocean Floor is a thought-provoking, feature-length documentary examining the lives and works of Iranian female artists living and working in the diaspora. This unflinching and incisive study, featuring interviews with art luminaries Shadi Ghadirian, Shirin Neshat, Parastou Forouhar, Sara Rahbar and others, captures the uncertainty of this momentous time in Iran's history.