Re-Take Oakland was a two-year public education and filmmaker mentoring program (2019-2021). Documentary filmmakers of color created short personal films featuring stories of individuals, families, and communities in Oakland. They presented these films in collaboration with community partners in post-film dialogues.

Filmmaker Updates


The Long Rescue joins Film Independent CNN Docuseries Intensive

The Long Rescue, directed by Re-Take Oakland filmmaker Jennifer Huang, was accepted into the Film Independent CNN Docuseries Intensive. Supported by Founding Sponsor CNN Original Series, the Intensive helps Fellows walk away with a deeper understanding of the industry through executive and peer mentorships, creative workshopping and industry networking. The Long Rescue follows Filipina teen […]


Grandma Lai receives the LIMCA-Hidden Gems III Award

Grandma Lai is a recipient of the LIMCA-Hidden Gems III Award. The purpose of the awards program is to recognize individuals for their story, creative work, and contributions to the LIMCA Iu Mien community. Grandma Lai is the subject of My Name is Lai, directed by Re-Take Oakland filmmaker, Lucy Saephan. In My Name is […]


This Adventure Called California screening at UNAFF 2022

This Adventure Called California, directed by Re-Take Oakland filmmaker Jennifer Huang, will screen at the 2022 United Nations Association Film Festival on Sunday, October 23 at 1pm in Palo Alto. This Adventure Called California is a short documentary film about recently divorced Arnoldo, who comes to the United States from Mexico to win back his […]


[AK Sandhu]

a.k. sandhu

[Kirthi Nath]

kirthi nath

[Corinne Cueva]

corinne Manabat cueva

lucy saephan

[Jay Gash]

Jay gash

[Pallavi Somusetty]

pallavi somusetty

[Jennifer Huang]

jennifer huang

teo octavia

[Jenn Lee Smith]

jenn lee smith

[Jessica Jones]

jessica jones


[Rita Baghdadi]

Rita Baghdadi

[Nausheen Dadabhoy]

Nausheen Dadabhoy

[Kenneth Eng]

Kenneth Eng

[Selina Lewis-Davidson]

Selina Lewis-Davidson

PJ Raval

PJ Raval

[Dawn Valadez]

Dawn Valadez

Chihiro Wimbush

Guest Speakers

[Abby Sun]

abby sun

Film Festivals


[Denise Soler Cox]

denise soler cox



[Robin Lung]

robin lung

Finding Kukan (2016)

[Adam Piron]

adam piron

Film Festivals


[Jordana Meade]

jordana meade

public broadcasting


[Roselly Torres]

roselly torres


[Aymar Jean Christian]

a j christian

Open Television


[Lacey Schwartz Delgado]

lacey schwartz delgado

Little White Lie (2014)

[Sahar Driver]

Sahar Driver community engagement

[Bing Liu]

bing liu

Minding the Gap (2018)

[Leila Weefur]

leila weefur

all their works


[Samah Ali]

samah ali

Sisterhood Media TV

[Brenda Avila]

brenda avila

New Day Films


[Michelle Materre]

michelle materre



[Spencer Nakasako]

spencer nakasako

Refugee (2003)

[Corey Ohama]

corey ohama

New Day Films


[Pam Torno]

pam torno

public broadcasting


[Yvonne Ashley Kouadjo]

yvonne ashley kouadjo

New York Times OpDocs


[Donald Young]

Donald Young


Soumyaa Kapil Behrens


[Anamik Saha]

Anamik Saha

Senior Lecturer – Goldsmiths, Univ. of London

Production and Post-Production Support

[Erin Turney]

Erin Turney


Lien Do

Lien Do

Post Audio

Shaun Farley

Shaun Farley

Sound Mixing

LaTajh Weaver

LaTajh Weaver

Post Production

Mike Shen