Filmmaker and interdisciplinary artist Marcelitte Failla was raised in Gresham, Oregon. After growing up in a mixed race family and experiencing the racism of conservative America, Marcelitte is committed to producing work that examines and complicates conversations around gender, race and sexuality. Her film Uncovering Color, which looks at how skin-color effects Black communities, premiered at the Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival in L.A. and has shown in numerous cities across the U.S. Her most recent film, Under Durham’s Sky premiered in April, 2013 at the San Antonio Q fest and her written work can be found in the anthology Other Tongues: Mixed-Race Women Speak Out. She recently completed her MFA in documentary film and resides in Brooklyn, NY.