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St. Clair Bourne 4th Monday Community Screening presents "FERGUSON RISES" directed by Mobolaji Olambiwonnu on Monday, September 26, 2022 @ 7pm PST

RSVP by Sunday, 9.25.22 at 12:00PM

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The BADWest 2022/23 season begins. Join us for our September 8, 2022 p...

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R. Dianne Bartlow, BADWest Member Passes Away

BADWest sends prayers and condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of former BADWest member, R. Dianne Bartlow. R. Dianne Bartlow was a Professor at California State University, Northridge. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego (2000) in Communication with an emphasis on critical cultural/media studies, gender, race, and discourse, cognition and human interaction. Her research focused on representations of African-American women in popular music, culture, and film, 19th century Black Feminism, pedagogy and diversity, mothering and violence against women. Bartlow has also worked extensively in television production and is a multiple Emmy Award-winning director/writer/producer. She taught courses on Women and Violence, Men and Masculinity, and Women and Entertainment as well as general GWS classes including online classes. May she in Rest in all her glorious Power. Her Celebration of Life ceremony is September 25, 2022 at 10am.

Black Public Media's Annual Open Call - Deadline Sept. 26, 2022

This year we will support projects in two key ways: (1) production funding and (2) 360 Incubator+, a workshop opportunity with peers in the field. We are calling for broadcast-length documentary (1-2 hours) and short (30 mins or less) nonfiction or scripted projects that are currently in pre-production, production, or post-production and intended for public media distribution. We accept proposals for pilot episodes of a broadcast-length or shorts limited series. The limited series must be 3 to 5 episodes.

Scheduled Presenters

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Dj name Gregory Scott Williams, Jr.
Dj description Gregory directed and produced several short films. He is currently in production on his first feature documentary, Miki, an intimate portrait of legendary R&B singer Miki Howard.
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Dj name Amber Espinosa-Jones
Dj description Amber also serves as Senior Manager of Artist and Audience Impact at Sundance Institute where she oversees strategy, granting, and community partnerships.
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Dj name Mobolaji Olambiwonnu
Dj description Olambiwonnu is the recipient of the prestigious Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival and the Directors Guild of America Student Filmmaker Award.
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15th Annual Day of Black Docs
Filmmaker Q&A
  

Tarabu Betserai Kirkland, director/producer, had grown up hearing stories of John Hartfield but didn’t know if his mother’s stories were fact or folklore until one day in 2015.

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Two families become ardent activists in the maternal health space, seeking justice through legislation, medical accountability, community, and the power of art.

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A tribute to filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles. As heirs, they talk about how this film opened the way for them and proved that outside of Hollywood, there is salvation.

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In this documentary, the director Scott Calonico brings to life a time when the actress Eartha Kitt was retaliated against by President Lyndon B. Johnson—but persisted in spite of it.

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New Orleans City Council’s vote to remove monuments is halted by death threats, CJ sets out to understand why a losing army from 1865 still holds so much power in America.

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