p>This dynamic documentary features legal experts, local activists, and law enforcement officers delving into ongoing charges of inequality, unfair practices, and politicized manipulations of America's judicial system. Additionally, the Black Lives Matter movement and citizens nationwide question the staggering number of police shootings of unarmed Black men and women. Directed by David Massey. Produced by Dawn Alexander and David Massey.
David Massey is an Academy Award-Nominated filmmaker with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications & Education from Ohio Dominican University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Advanced Film & Television from the American Film Institute. He is the first African American in the history of the Academy Awards to be nominated for an Oscar in the Live-Action Short Film category.
Massey has produced and directed several films, commercials and television shows. Men of Courage is an hour docudrama that received a NAACP Image Award and aired on PBS and BET. Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win, is a documentary on the 31st December Women's Movement in Ghana, West Africa, led by the former First Lady of Ghana, Nana Rawlings. Fespaco is a feature documentary narrated by Danny Glover on Africa's largest and oldest film festival.Nature's Little Secrets, is a film promoting the people, events and beauty of the British Virgin Islands. They Are Not All Lost is a reality-based, celebrity driven, documentary show that encompasses positive stories about youth of color who overcome adversity and achieve success in life. Massey's latest projects are UCE Productions' Island Song, a short film produced in the Virgin Islands, 66-0 The Other Side of Compton, a documentary that chronicles the 1968 & 69 Compton High undefeated basketball seasons, and When Justice isn't Just, a short documentary which examines the law enforcement shootings of unarmed African-Americans.
Presently, Massey is the co-chair of the Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers, West (BAD-West) in Los Angeles. He has been the recipient of several prestigious awards, including The Martin Ritt Scholarship; the Eastman Kodak Second Century Honoree; induction into The Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame; The National Education Association for the "Advancement of Learning through Broadcasting"; the National Black Programming Consortium "Prized Pieces"; and the Heartland Film Festival's Crystal Heart. Additionally, Massey is a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Q&A with Producer/Director David Massey and Producer/Writer Dawn Kirk Alexander.
This event is FREE.
Monday, January 25, 2016 @ 7pm
Mayme Clayton Library and Museum
4130 Overland Avenue
Culver City, CA 90230
Join BADWest for $45, and reap all the benefits of being a member, including free monthly meetings, screenings and other special events.
The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West is a project of Fulcrum Arts' Emerge fiscal sponsorship program. www.fulcrumarts.org
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.