Chisato (Chisa) Hughes (they/them) is a Japanese American filmmaker based in the Bay Area working in nonfiction and hybrid, speculative forms. Their film, "Many Moons", asks questions about ghosts and placemaking today– looking at the history of the expulsions in Humboldt County, where they grew up, and the Chinese people who (often with the help of local tribes) continued to live in the county despite the threat of white violence. Chisato graduated from UC Santa Cruz’s MFA in Social Documentary in 2022; their interests include Asian American / diasporic identities, Indigenous-Asian solidarities, anti-carceral feminisms, and the tenuous lines between belief and truth in history-making.

you can contact them at chisahughes@gmail.com and view some of their work here.