About

David de Rozas (1979) is an Emmy-nominated and award-winning filmmaker who directed and produced GIVE, winning seven international awards including Best Short Documentary at FullFrame and Best Experimental at the Smithsonian African American Film Festival. The film was nationally broadcasted on P.O.V. in 2018. His practice merges experimental documentary and contemporary art forms, revisiting and relocating the politics of memory within the past-present-future tensions of colonization and decolonization. De Rozas films have been screened in festivals and film curated series worldwide, such as Visions du Réel, Sheffield Doc/Fest, True/False, or Kassel DocFest. He is working on two features 'Here We Is' that focuses on the current Los Angeles’ Downtown explosive development and 'The Blessings of the Mystery' that explores Far West Texas environmental memories. De Rozas lecturers at SFSU School of Cinema where he teaches Visual Style, Documentary, and Experimental Cinema.