Wed, 22 June 2016
Roya Rastegar is the Director of Programming at the LA Film Festival. For the past decade, she has worked for a range of festivals, including Tribeca, Sundance, and the Santa Cruz Woman of Color Film Festival. Roya’s writing on race and popular culture has appeared in various outlets, including The Nation, IndieWire, and The Huffington Post. Before joining the LA Film Festival, Roya taught at Bryn Mawr College after receiving her PhD in the History of Consciousness from the University of California, under the guidance of Angela Y. Davis.