It's no secret that the media we consume doesn't give fair representation to the diversity of its audience. The spectrum of LGBT identities are only beginning to be discussed more widely than the collegiate classroom circuit, and we have a long way to go in our understanding of the lives and experiences of people of color. On Saturday, December 13, Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project will present "Heart and Hearth: Queer Women of Color Film Festival." The event will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The MOCHA Center (189 North Water Street, Suite 1).
The film lineup includes "Girls You Know" by Carie-Elena Edwards; "Finding Hope" by Nicholas Hatten and Rosie Walker; "Straight Jacket" by Christine Liang; "Corazón de Melón" by Zoila Avilés; "Casey's Hope" by Sanjay Chhugani, Viet Hoang, and Casey Huynh; "Obachan" by Tio Eshleman; and "The Gift of Family" by QWOCMAP Productions. The event is free and open to the public, and donations are accepted. For more information, call 420-1400, or visit facebook.com/TheMochaCenterRochester.