View the film Roman Coppola calls, “a touching demonstration of film’s potential both as a tool of self-understanding and as a catalyst to inspire and bring about change on a timely social issue.”

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Jon Ayon Alonso is an Editor from Los Angeles, currently based out of Portland, OR. As a filmmaker, Ayon's work has been prolific, earning him awards and recognition from organizations like The Annenberg Foundation, The SF Emmys, and American Zoetrope. As a social justice filmmaker, Ayon’s films investigate issues of race, class, sex, immigration, Indigeneity, and generational trauma.

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  • Roman Coppola

    “Jon Ayon’s ‘Sombras (Shadows)’ is a touching demonstration of film’s potential both as a tool of self-understanding and as a catalyst to inspire and bring about change on a timely social issue.”

    Roman Coppola
  • SF State News, LCA

    “ Luis Buñuel inspires the surrealist touches in Ayon’s work…The son of immigrants, Ayon likes to delve into the Latino diaspora narratives of which his family takes part.”

    SF State News, LCA
  • American Zoetrope

    “The filmmaker’s emotional interviews with his mother and father about their experiences as undocumented immigrants give the audience an intimate, firsthand accounting of the fear, uncertainty, and hope that marked their journeys to this country and continue to define their lives.”

    American Zoetrope