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dehanza “daye” rogers
Works at Adecco on site at Google
Attended University of California, Los Angeles
Lives in Oakland, CA
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This is really great. Worth the watch. Talks at Google > TED Talks.
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#pow We’re going to the D! Sweet, Sweet Country (@sscfilm) is the little film that keeps on going. Of my time spent in film school, it’s definitely my favorite project. We’ve been invited to screen along with some really great peeps at the Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts aka @meccacon

Photo: Robert Graham’s Monument to Joe Louis

Joe Louis, the Brown Bomber, was World Heavyweight Champion for 7 years, from 1937 - 1949.

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THE YOUTH (@theyouthfilm// will be screening at the Little Rock Film Festival (@lrff) next month! So proud to screen at Little Rock FF again. It’s such a great festival, run by some really cool people. Congrats to our cast and crew!

Also, a film I served on as Director of Photography, THE RESORT (, will also be screening at the festival. If you’re around please check them both out.

Photo: Little Rock Central High School. On Sept 23, 1957 part of the 101st Airborne Division escorted nine black teenagers, the Little Rock Nine, to their first day of classes. A watershed moment in the Civil Rights movement- desegregation had begun.
#theYouth #lrff #littleRock #arkansas
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A Day in the Life of HBO's Game of Thrones in three different locations: Belfast, Croatia and Seville. I'm always blown away that this is a job, the actual making of films is an actual thing that we get to do, no matter how big or small the production it's amazing and it's brilliant and it's the mind boggling and it's the best damn thing in the world.
Game of Thrones is excellent television. We know this. However, the production process might just outdo the actual show in terms of intensity and complexity.
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Never get tired of this. One of my fav audio docs. Some damn fine storytelling and equally lovely music. ‪#‎oldieButGoodie‬
Documentaries and stories crafted by award-winning audio producers Dan Collison & Elizabeth Meister.
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My colorist, +Jason Knutzen. Really enjoy working with smart people. Another successful post collaboration. #theYouth
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Our little film, Sweet, Sweet Country (@sscfilm) is going to Chi-town.  We’ll be screening at an upcoming Chicago Reading Africa short film program, SOMETHING TO SAY,  on the Sept. 15th. it’s an exploration of converging ideas and identities of the US American South and the Global South. There’s a virtual Q&A afterwards, so if you’re in the Chi I hope to see your lovely faces.  

Photo: Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate

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#sweetSweetCountry #chicago #directedByWomen
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The Youth is going to the Bay!!! Congrats to our cast and crew.  We’ll be screening at the San Francisco Black Film Festival (@sfbff) in June.

Photo: Mural of Geniveve of Katdelic and John Lee Hooker by Shawn Bullen ( located on Geary and Fillmore at the Boom Boom Room. Caught JLH here one of my first trips to Bay.

Fillmore after the 1906 earthquake became the home to Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe.  By the 30s Geary and Fillmore was home to predominantly Japanese immigrants until Executive Order 9066 aka the Internment of Japanese, Italian and German Americans, leaving empty homes by the thousands.  

The Great Migration of the 40s brought African Americans to Fillmore. Laborers, working at the shipyards, musicians and artists came West creating the Harlem of the West.

Like most of San Francisco, Fillmore is going through its latest reincarnation, "urban renewal” aka gentrification.

“Gentrification in San Francisco is supplanting culture, not creating it"
Shaquina Blake -
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We’re going to Seattle! Congrats to our cast and crew! THE YOUTH (@theyouthfilm/ will be screening at the Seattle International Film Festival (@siffnews) in May! We’re excited to explore the Pacific Northwest and check out some great short films.

Photo: A close up of the John T. Williams Memorial Totem located at the Seattle Center. On August 30, 2010 a First Nations woodcarver was shot and killed by a Seattle police officer, Ian Birk. He was walking with his carving knife and a piece of wood along a downtown Seattle street.  He was shot while his back was turned to the officer. The shooting was judged as unjustified.  
Check out A Tribe Called Red’s (@atcr_band) song “Woodcarver." Kickass song. Great tribute.

#theYouth #siff #seattle #woodcarver #firstNations
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I still haven't seen that. When can I see it. 
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This is the most I've ever seen  +Marshawn Lynch speak, ever. This is brilliant. #‎moreAwesomer
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Exactly.  It frustrates me to no end when friends tell me they are "colorblind." On so many levels it's disrespectful and an attempt to deny me my culture and the struggles attached to that culture, as well as deny that racism is alive and well.
Zach Stafford: Race is such an ingrained social construct that even blind people can ‘see’ it. To pretend it doesn’t exist to you erases the experiences of black people
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Color session with @joknutzen went well. We're close, so close to done. #theYouth
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  • Adecco on site at Google
    Video Producer, 2016 - present
  • The Youth
    Writer/Director, 2014 - present
    Said graduated from university two years ago with big ideas. He was going to do things—change the world, instead he’s frustrated that his life is going nowhere until an old friend offers him the opportunity to make a difference.
  • UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
    Online Special Reader, Digital Cinematography, 2013 - 2014
  • Sweet, Sweet Country
    Writer/Director, 2012 - 2013
    Living in a small Southern town, 20 year-old refugee Ndizeye struggles to support not only herself, but the family she left behind in a Kenyan refugee camp. Her struggle becomes so much more when her family literally shows up at her doorstep.
  • Colorado State University Writing Project
    Educational Digital Media Consultant, 2013 - 2013
    Facilitated media instruction and creation with 5th graders. Lead discussion and critique with educators, ranging from elementary to high school teachers, concerning media, integration of media in educational standards and filmmaking. Worked with Cindy Odonnell-Allen Director, Colorado State University Writing Project Professor, Colorado State University English Dept Antero Garcia Assistant Professor, Colorado State University English Dept.
  • UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
    Teaching Assistant, The Concept Game Lab, 2013 - 2013
  • UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
    Teaching Assistant, Digital Cinema for Summer Institute, 2012 - 2012
  • UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
    Special Reader, Directing Film and TV, 2012 - 2012
  • UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
    Teaching Assistant, Art and Technique of Filmmaking, 2012 - 2012
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  • University of California, Los Angeles
    M.F.A. Film Production/Directing, 2010 - 2014
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    M.F.A. Cinematography, 2010 - 2014
  • California State University, Northridge
    B.A. Anthropology, 2008 - 2010
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We were blessed with several days of warm sunny weather when we first arrived in Marbella, such a nice change after northern Europe's icy gl