â€œSurviving Hollywood Through Barriers of Gender and Raceâ€
April 3, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Moore Hall 319 (Tokioka Room)
Film editor, producer and trans advocate Charlize Toratani returns to her alma mater to present a free public lecture on her pathway to a successful career in film making and advocacy. Her talk is titled, â€œSurviving Hollywood Through Barriers of Gender and Race.â€
Toratani has more than a decade of experience in the film industry with recent editing credits that include The Miracle Season starring Helen Hunt and William Hurt, and producer credits for Untogether starring Jamie Dornan, Ben Mendelsohn, Lola Kirke and Scott Caan.
Toratani hails from Honolulu and graduated in 2008 from UH MÄnoaâ€™s Academy of Creative Media (ACM). She was among the first graduates of the fledgling program and participated in the exchange program, which allowed her to study in Shanghai.
She is also an advocate for the LGBTQ community, particularly the transgender community, serving as an organizer for the LA Trans Film Fest. Toratani is an associate programmer and jury member for many film festivals, most currently for Outfest.
Toratani is the first featured speaker in a new series of talks sponsored by UH MÄnoa's Asian Studies program called Roads Less Taken.
Co-sponsors: Asian Studies Program and Academy for Creative Media, Mānoa Campus
Pattie Dunn, (808) 956-7814, firstname.lastname@example.org, Charlize Toratani flyer (PDF)