Promoting emancipation through spectatorship and action
Nerve Macaspac is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. He has produced documentary videos that have been screened at the SF Public Library; De Anza College, Cupertino; CAW Local Union Hall, Toronto; Shoreline Community College, WA; Habi Arts, LA; and UP Film Institute. He was a Grand Prize winner for documentary film at the 2009 Cine-Indie Film Festival for the MDGs for the film Gera Woi Gutasan/War and Hunger. He also co-directed and co-produced Gami Dad Lnumfig/We the Oppressed, which was shown to the UN CERD in Geneva, Switzerland.
Nerve also hosts a weekly radio show, Possible Futures, at San Francisco Community Radio KUSF-in-Exile every Friday from 630 to 8 pm PST where he features thought leaders through a conversation about social, political, economic and cultural issues.
As a country specialist for Amnesty International USA, Nerve serves as the primary human rights expert, reference and monitor for the Philippines. He strategizes campaigns and leads and works with Amnesty members in advocating for the freedom of Prisoners of Conscience and rights of Individuals and Communities-At-Risk. He was awarded the Excellence in Innovation for Human Rights Advocacy at the AI USA 2013 Annual General Meeting given by the Membership Advocacy Unit. In 2012, he was awarded the Excellence in Local Action with Global Impact. Nerve has been invited to speak on human rights, indigenous peoples' rights, business and human rights, development, and conflict resolution to nonprofit organizations, universities and private sector.
He is contributing to a book on families of the disappeared, which will be published by Voice of Witness.
Currently, Nerve is a PhD student at the Department of Geography, University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests include peace studies, subnational conflicts, territoriality, militarism, indigeneity and human rights.
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- Portrait of A Survivor - Visual History Testimonies of the Cambodian Diaspora
nerve macaspac commented on Portrait of a Survivor: Visual History Testimonies of Cambodian Survivors in the US
Truly inspiring indeed and so many lessons to be learned. The experience of being in dialogue with the survivors and listening to their stories is also an incredible moment for me that I will always remember. Thanks, Andy.