For Love and Legacy - Dana King in her studio

Re-Take Oakland filmmaker A.K. Sandhu is screening For Love and Legacy this weekend as part of Tribeca Film Festival’s Juneteenth program.

The film tells the personal stories of sculptor Dana King and activist Fredrika Newton who come together to build a new monument that honors the Black Panther Party’s vital place in American history.

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RPM alumni Jessica Jones’ latest short film “On the Pulse of Life” made in partnership with BElovedBIRTH Black Centering (a part of the Alameda County Health System), is executive produced by The Alliance Media Arts + Culture and premiered at THE FUTURES exhibit at the Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building as a part of the Futures We Dream documentary film series. The exhibit will be available for viewing until July 9, 2022, so if you are in DC, please check it out! 

Jessica recently had a screening on April 11th in the Bay Area to kick off Black Maternal Health Week.

RPM alumni Jennifer Huang will be participating in the Movies that Matter “Take on Impact” program in the Hague in April with her feature-length documentary The Long Rescue.

The program works with filmmaking teams to develop impact goals and strategies for their films, with the focus on improving the projects’ impact pitches which will then be presented in front of a panel of NGOs, distributors, and other changemakers related to the outreach goals of the projects.

Jennifer Huang’s “The Adventure Called California” had the following screenings in March.

  • Impact screening with the San Mateo Human Trafficking Program on March 10th, 2022
  • Public screening and discussion with the Alameda County DA’s office, the team participated in a private screening with the Alameda County DA’s human trafficking task force in January.
  • Screening at Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival.

RPM alumni Pallavi Somusetty has been selected as for a 2022 CAAM Fellowship, where she will be incubating a project currently titled “Welcome Home Jhaiji.”

Pallavi participated in the Athena Film Festival’s Works In Progress Pitch Forum on March 11th, 2022, where she virtually pitched a feature version of “Coach Emily” a short that Pallavi produced with Re-Take Oakland.

Pallavi also received a grant from The Studio IX Project to support childcare while she works on Coach Emily and Welcome Home Jhaiji

Congratulations to Pallavi and her team!

Post Re-Take Oakland program, Corinne Manabat Cueva’s Synchronized, has screened at CAAMFest, Oakland International Film Festival, COVEN Film Festival, Seattle Asian American Film Festival, and the 35th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition. With the film, Corinne has presented at 2021’s Association for Asian American Studies Conference and Living Creatively Film Fest with Nicole Cruz’s Living Bravely program. Shortly after the program, Corinne had the opportunity with A-Doc Network to create a microdoc, Keeping It Creative, part of the #AsianAmResilience series. Corinne has also received an artist in residency with Kala Art Institute and 2021 Investing in Artist grant with Center for Cultural Innovation for her project, A Million Kisses from Lolo, a personal documentary hybrid piece about her grandfather — a Filipino WWII veteran who wrote a screenplay inspired by his wartime experiences– that explores the themes of creative legacy, generational trauma, loss, and resilience. Follow her on IG: @corinnemakesmedia or

A.K. Sandhu’s latest short documentary, For Love and Legacy, follows the journey of two women working to honor the Black Panther Party’s vital place in American history. Dana King, an ex-News Broadcaster, reborn as a Sculptor, now casting Black bodies in bronze. Activist Fredrika Newton, widow of Dr. Huey P. Newton, former Black Panther Party member, and Co-Founder/President of the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation, established to preserve and share the true legacy of the Black Panther Party.

For more information about the film please head to The film is currently on the festival circuit and has been selected at the following festivals, more information about screening dates also on the film website.

  • Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival / March 25th at 7pm and March 26th at 4:15pm
  • Ashland Film Festival / April 1st – 10th [Virtual]
  • Sarasota Film Festival / April 1st- 10th [Virtual]
  • Seattle International Film Festival / April 15th at 3pm
  • San Francisco International Film Festival / April 22nd at 6pm and May 2nd at 12:30pm
  • Pan African Film Festival / April 22nd at 4:10pm and April 23rd at 9:30pm