Tamara Gubernat is a documentary filmmaker, artist and activist born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Tamara’s creative process involves documenting personal geographies within the constantly changing social and physical landscapes of New York City. After experiencing the drastic shifts in her neighborhood brought on by the 2005 Greenpoint and Williamsburg Waterfront Rezoning, Tamara set out to demystify urban planning and policy to empower individuals to take proactive roles in shaping their communities. Her first documentary film, REZONING HARLEM: The battle over Harlem's future follows the City's land use process to rezone 125th Street and organizing efforts of longtime community members to have a say in the future of their legendary neighborhood. Tamara's upcoming film, OPEN PROCESS: local democracy in one corner of Brooklyn takes a closer look at New York City’s existing framework for local participation in city government, community boards, by turning the lens directly on her own local community within Brooklyn CB 1.