A person's hand is gently touching the cheek of a large, unfinished sculpted head and shoulders. The sculpture is highly detailed, with lifelike facial features, and it is mounted on a stand. In the background, there is an assortment of artistic materials and another bust sculpture, indicating that the setting is likely an artist's studio.

Alive in Bronze

Sculptor Dana King’s hands and activist Fredrika Newton’s memories come together to build a new monument—a bust of Black Panther Party leader Huey P. Newton for the Oakland community that he loved and shaped. As the sculpture takes form, more than just a face is revealed.

Virtual & Hybrid Passholder Pre-order is now open for this film in the Virtual Theatre. Individual Virtual Theatre ticket sales open January 17th.

About the Filmmaker

A.K. Sandhu is an Oakland-based, Desi-American Director, Producer, Writer, and internationally published Photographer. She was awarded the 2021 Emerging Artist Award in the State of California and won the 2022 SeriesFest Pitch competition juried by filmmaker Steve James and NatGeo executives. A.K. tells stories that tackle the complexities of our perceived differences and inspire deeper understandings about human connections. She employs filmmaking to revive narratives that have been buried or suppressed. Her work crosses into experimental docu-hybrid modes of storytelling, probing themes such as race, gender, spirituality, and cross-cultural solidarity. Her debut award-winning film ALIVE IN BRONZE: HUEY P. NEWTON screened at prestigious festivals like Tribeca before being acquired by Sheila Nevins for MTV Documentary Films (streaming on Paramount+). She is also the Co-Director, Producer, and Co-DP of her first documentary feature, Sign My Name To Freedom, and is developing a mix of narrative and documentary projects.

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ReFrame Film Festival


for “This is What the World Looks Like When You’re Gone / The Legacy Song Project / Alive in Bronze”

20-minutes prior to Showtime:

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