Amplify  Melanated Voices

Here at Oscillation Transia we stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. Without question. As a small team of two white people, we recognize that our privilege needs to be used to amplify the voices of Black, Indigenous, and other People Of Color. In the past, we have been conscious of our programming and have made it a point to include diverse storytelling in our selections, but we vow to do better. We vow to move forward not only as an inclusive storytelling platform but as an event that purposefully highlights and celebrates stories from melanated voices. 

 

 -Founder and Director Jess Giacobbe

Stay tuned as we release 2020 screening dates,

showing films from our archive celebrating stories of Black and Indigenous people.

2019 Oscillation Impact Award Winner, "Surf Girls Jamaica"
By: The Right To Roam

2019 Oscillation Impact Award Winner, "Surf Girls Jamaica"

Surf Girls Jamaica

 

Imani Wilmot is a role model to a community of Afro Caribbean surfers in Jamaica and beyond. She is using surfing as a tool to transform the lives of many Jamaican women.

 

Imani has taken it as her personal responsibility to empower women of color to have access to surfing and to see a place for themselves within the global surf industry.

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The Right To Roam: Joya Berrow and Lucy Jane are an award-winning, independent documentary unity, whose films have been featured on platforms such as National Geographic, Nowness, and VICE.


 

To The Right To Roam, creators of Surf Girls Jamaica,

"Thank you for capturing a story that unveils the harsh reality for many women living in Jamaica, while simultaneously highlighting their perseverance and resilience. By addressing the lack of diversity in the surf industry and the outdoor industry as a whole you are allowing so many unamplified voices to be heard. This story of sisterhood and women supporting women has undeniably impacted every audience we've had the privilege of showing it to."

                               -Founder and Director Jess Giacobbe

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OSCILLATION TRANSIA FILM FESTIVAL is a non-profit traveling event, exploring the intersection of solar energy application and environmental awareness through the art of film.

 

Combining the love for nature and outdoor cinema, Oscillation Transia is screening works in outdoor and rural areas around the U.S. Films will be exploring both fictional and non-fictional themes of movement, nomadic living, adventure, and human connection to the natural world.

 

Oscillation Transia will be screening works by national and international filmmakers for its

4th annual tour in the contiguous

United States, summer/fall 2020. 

 

We will be utilizing amphitheaters located within many parks, and also incorporating "pop-up" screenings in more rural locations.  Using a projector and solar generator, we can screen in a wide range of remote areas -- usually uncharted territory for traditional film festivals.