Lucas Guilkey is an independent documentary filmmaker and video journalist based in Oakland, California. His work focuses on the social, economic and racial justice movements that are on the frontlines fighting and envisioning alternatives to interlocking systems of oppression — from climate change to mass incarceration, public school budget cuts to attacks on reproductive health. He has produced for Fusion, AJ+, KPFA, and wide variety of short, online advocacy documentaries. He is working on a feature documentary about California Families Against Solitary Confinement and the historic and unprecedented 2013 California prisoner hunger strikes against indefinite solitary confinement. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University, the International Honors Program’s “Rethinking Globalization: Nature, Culture, Justice” and the Academy of Integrated Humanities and New Media.
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