13th Annual Fist Up Film Festival at La Peña!

13th Annual Fist Up Film Festival at La Peña!

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La Peña Cultural Center

3105 Shattuck Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94705

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Fist Up Film Festival is back! Come watch & discuss impactful films at La Peña

About this event

We are so pleased to be collaborating once again with Fist Up Film Festival to screen contemporary films that create an impact, inspire discussion & foster understanding!

By placing emphasis on the connected experiences between global and local communities, this festival creates visual parallels between people’s lived experiences and stories from around the world, highlighting and honoring the lives of historically underrepresented communities.

Please join us for the screenings and Q&A discussions! These screenings are donation based ($10 suggested donation —no one turned away for lack of funds!). See full schedule below:


  • Saturday, Oct. 8th | 7-9pm @La Peña (Opening Night)

Short Films: Daughter of the Sea (Borikén); The Game God(S) (Oakland / Bay Area); Two Rivers (Brazil); Urubá (Brazil); Fire and Flowers (India); Qenawy (Egypt); Aparecides (Chile); Black Man Black Masterpiece (San Diego, Ca).

  • Sunday, Oct. 9th | 5-7pm @La Peña (Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day)

Full-length Film: Powerlands (Directed by Ivey-Camille Manybeads Tso —Colombia, Standing Rock, Mexico, and The Philippines). Synopsis: A young Navajo woman investigates displacement of Indigenous people in several countries, and devastation of the environment, caused by the same chemical companies that have exploited the land where she was born. On this personal and political journey she learns from Indigenous activists across three continents.

  • Thursday, Oct 13th | 5-7pm @La Peña

Full-length Film: After Sherman (Directed by Jon Sesrie-Goff —Coastal South Carolina). Synopsis: Beautifully layered and expressionistic, AFTER SHERMAN is a story about inheritance and the tension that defines our collective American history, especially Black history. The director’s exploration of coastal South Carolina as a site of African American pride and racial trauma through Gullah cultural retention and land preservation is interrupted by the shootings at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC.

Please note that we will require ID and proof of vaccination at the door. Contact us if you have questions!

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