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Haptic Films is the brainchild of Carlo Nasisse, a director, photographer, and cinematographer pursuing long-form projects that explore regional culture, ecology, and the relationships between humans, landscape, and politics. His work has been featured in SXSW, Slamdance, Big Sky, Florida Film Festival, and Indie Grits. His most recent completed project, The South Texas Cow Punk, won the student grand jury prize at the Oak Cliff film festival in 2017. He has photographed feature and short narrative films, as well as documentaries. He is currently the cinematographer for the feature documentary, Theatre of Crossroads, that explores Chinese diaspora culture in Cuba, San Francisco, and New York City. He is in post-production on a short film he directed with Yuanyuan Yang about Coby Yee, a famous night club dancer from San Francisco. In the Summer of 2018, he was a resident at the Union Docs center for documentary art in Brooklyn. He is currently directing his first feature-length documentary, Xa-Lyu K'ya, about the relationship between international carbon trading schemes and indigenous autonomy within the endangered cloud forests of Oaxaca, Mexico.