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THE BLACK ASSOCIATION OF DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKERS WEST

BADWest presents their Virtual 15th annual "Day of Black Docs" on Friday, May 20, 2022, 7:00pm to 8:30pm and Saturday, May 21, 2022, 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Moderater, Tim Cogshell

The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West (BAD West) is a professional organization providing people of African descent working in documentary film, video or other media the opportunity to network professionally, share resources, exchange ideas and meet socially in order to enhance the development, production, promotion and exhibition of documentaries. The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West also advocates the recognition and professional advancement of Black documentary filmmakers.

— BADWest , The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers - West

RSVP Events

Non-members must pay, and Paid BADWest members must RSVP on the website to attend the meeting.

Exchange Ideas

The benefits of being a member include free monthly meetings, screenings and other special events.

Filmmakers

Documentaries highlight the Black Experience and spotlights its filmmakers from around the world.

Screening

Watch filmmaker trailers from the St. Clair Bourne 4th Monday Free Documentary Screening series.

Coming soon events

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Event date 21-May
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Tickets for the entire event are $17.00 and can be purchased on-line at www.dayofblackdocs.org A ...

Event date 20-May
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A limited quantity of Early Bird tickets are available for $15.00 until May 1, 2022. Tickets...

Event date 05-May
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I Need Help! is a BADWest workshop for members and non-members working on their documentary proje...

Event date 25-Apr
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Project Chick is a documentary that constructs a poetic portrait of Kim El, an award-winning play...

Event date 25-Apr
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A Mississippi River levy hugging road, connecting communities created by the hundreds of plantati...

 

15th ANNUAL "DAY OF BLACK DOCS"

OPENING FEATURE
FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2022
7:00PM – 8:30PM

DAY OF BLACK DOCS
SATURDAY, May 21, 2022
12:00PM – 6:00PM

Our Sponsors

Day of Black Docs is co-sponsored by the International Documentary Association (IDA), the California Association of African American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA).

Early Bird Saving

A limited quantity of Early Bird tickets are available for $15.00 until May 1, 2022 at dayofblackdocs.org

Two Virtual Days

Tickets for the entire event are $17.00 and now available to purchase on-line at dayofblackdocs.org

Box Office

Purchase tickets via Eventbrite using the buy ticket button. Please do not share purchased event screener link.

Tim is a veteran film critic and journalist with over 30 years of experience.

TIM COGSHELL, MODERATOR

Q&A with filmmakers of featured documentaries screenings of outstanding documentaries.

VIRTUAL EVENT

Tickets are $17. The event will include screenings, panel discussions, and virtual after party.

BUY TICKETS

THE NEUTRAL GROUND

100 YEARS FROM MISSISSIPPI

SWEET BLACK FILM


 

Filmmaker Q&A
  

CJ HUNT, DIRECTOR

The Neutral Ground, documentary film

CJ HUNT, DIRECTOR

TARABU BETSERAI, DIRECTOR

100 Years From Mississippi, documentary film

TARABU BETSERAI, DIRECTOR

CATHERINE BERNSTEIN, DIRECTOR

Sweet Black Film, documentary film

CATHERINE BERNSTEIN, DIRECTOR

MARTINE DELUMEAU, DIRECTOR

Sweet Black Film, documentary film

MARTINE DELUMEAU, DIRECTOR

PAULA EISELT, CO-DIRECTOR

Aftershock, documentary film

PAULA EISELT, CO-DIRECTOR

TONYA LEWIS LEE, CO-DIRECTOR

Aftershock, documentary film

TONYA LEWIS LEE, CO-DIRECTOR

SCOTT CALONICO, DIRECTOR

Catwoman vs. The White House, documentary film

SCOTT CALONICO, DIRECTOR

Tanya Hart Co-Producer

Sweet Black Film, documentary film

Tanya Hart, Co-Producer

Barry Shabaka Henley, Producer

100 Years From Mississippi, documentary film

Barry Shabaka Henley, Producer

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.

US/60min

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

US/89min

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.

FR/52min

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.

US/12min

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.

US/82min


 

Day of Black Docs Trailers
  


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Scheduled Presenters

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Dj name Kelly Richmond Pope
Dj description My passions are fraud, film and life-long learning. I am an Associate Professor in the School of Accountancy and MIS at DePaul University in Chicago.
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Dj name Sanora Bartels
Dj description She currently teaches screenwriting and documentary writing and producing, and continues to produce and direct documentary films.
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Dj name D. Channsin Berry
Dj description Berry has distinguished himself as an award-winning documentary filmmaker by tackling topics that uncover and celebrate the nuances of the African diaspora.
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JOYCE LEE

JOYCE LEE

BADWest Officer

TIFFANY JUDKINS

TIFFANY JUDKINS

BADWest Officer

JOYCE GUY

BADWest Officer

Our contacts

Write Us:

The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers – West
4858 W. Pico Blvd., #319
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(818) 646-8394

Membership Meeting:

Zoom meetings until further notice
 

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BADWest members are diverse in experience and range from recent film-school grads to experienced documentary filmmakers with award-winning features produced on major broadcast outlets. They are directors, producers, cinematographers, editors, composers, location scouts, archivist, educators and more. -- Benefits of Membership, Join BADWest

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