Sharon Linezo Hong

SharonLinezoHongBWSharon Linezo Hong is an independent documentary filmmaker focused on amplifying voices from frontline communities challenged with climate change. Sharon directed, co-produced and co-wrote, My Louisiana Love, a documentary about Monique Verdin and her Houma Indian family faced with an ongoing cycle of natural and man-made environmental disasters in southeast Louisiana. As a mixed race woman, Sharon recognizes colonialism and assimilation as contributing causes to her maternal family’s disconnection with their indigenous roots in Florida.  Her ancestors were silenced and forced to perform in a white culture. Seven generations later, Sharon works to illuminate the creative expression of today’s silenced people fighting for social and climate justice. She holds a B.A in Film, Television, and Interactive Media from Brandeis University. Sharon is a mother of two children and a parakeet.