WeTalk — Giving Voice to the Disempowered

Ondi Timoner leads a conversation on how VR and film can be used to support and empower immigrant communities.

One year later, WeTalk returns to the 2019 SXSW Festival for an exceptional discussion featuring admirable activists who are fighting for the people who have been silenced.

Our host and award-winning filmmaker, Ondi Timoner sits down with special guests to address the obstacles immigrant communities are currently facing and the way VR and film can be used to empathetically tell their stories.

Catch our latest episode starring revolutionary filmmaker Cristina Ibarra, director of the inspirational film, The Infiltrators; Viridiana Martinez, subject of The Infiltrators and activist for Latino immigrants; and Nonny de la Pena, founder and CEO of Emblematic Group. Watch as they discuss the importance of telling often unknown stories and their call for action to support and empower immigrant communities.

Producer/director Ondi Timoner has the rare distinction of winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival twice. Her 2004 doc, Dig!, explores the star-crossed rivalry of the Dandy Warhols and the Brian Jonestown Massacre, while her 2009 top prize-winner, We Live in Public, examines privacy in the virtual age through Internet visionary Josh Harris’ social experiments. Her company A Total Disruption releases weekly short docs about thought leaders and doers who are transforming our lives through technology.