14th Annual Day of Black Docs Virtual Event May 22, 2021

The 14th annual DAY OF BLACK DOCS will be a virtual event from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. PST on Saturday, May 22, 2021. The daylong event will include screenings, panel discussions, Q & A with filmmakers as well as a virtual after party. Tickets are $15.

THE BLACK ASSOCIATION OF DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKERS WEST
PRESENTS ITS 14th ANNUAL "DAY OF BLACK DOCS"

VIRTUAL
SATURDAY, May 22, 2021
11:30PM - 6:30 p.m. PST

Sponsors

Day of Black Docs is sponsored by the International Documentary Association (IDA), the California Association of African American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA), graybayne media/film, What’s Up With Docs and Sill to Sidewalk.

CAAASA

Ida Documentary Awards

Ida Documentary Awards

Tickets for the entire day's event are $15.00 and can be purchased at www.dayofblackdocs.org

The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West (BADWest) proudly presents its signature fundraising event, DAY OF BLACK DOCS. It is a celebration of documentaries, which highlights the Black Experience and spotlights its filmmakers from around the world. Three sensational feature length documentaries and three rousing short documentary films will be screened. Two Gods tells the story of Hanif, a Muslim casket maker and ritual body washer who take two young men under his wing to teach them how to live better lives. Pigeon Kings takes us through the backyards of South Central Los Angeles where men are devoted to tumbling pigeons. It’s Yours: A Film on Hip-Hop and the Internet explores how it became possible to become a rap star through Twitter, YouTube, etc.

The shorts films include: See You Next Time, the intimate moments between a Chinese nail tech and her Black client. Aniya Wingate is a radiant and talented 17-year-old African American dancer from Houston, who was displaced from her home for half a year by Hurricane Harvey. Shoulders Deep translates her experience; and A Cowgirl and Her Horse introduces 11-year old London Gladney, a young girl from Southern California's black cowboy community as she spends a day at the stables getting her horse Big Red ready for an upcoming competition.

 MODERATOR – TAMIKA LAMISON

Tamika Lamison

DAY OF BLACK DOCS 2021 is hosted by award winning writer, director, and producer Tamika Lamison.

Tamika is currently serving as the SVP of Development and Production at PhilmCo (www.philmcomedia.com), a film company with a double bottom line of art advocacy and commerce. She is an award winning actor, writer, director, and producer who has produced/written/directed many shorts, features, and documentaries including: “Ferguson Rises”, “Last Life,” “Spin,” “Hope,” “The 3rd Era of Medicine,” “The Male Groupie,” and others. Her first script, “The Jar By The Door,” was a Sundance Finalist and won several awards including IFP’s Gordon Parks Indie Film Award. She was also the Director and DP on BET’s first reality show, “College Hill.” As a graduate of The American University and Howard University one of Tamika’s biggest passions is giving back. She was a Research Consultant at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences helping to develop their Academy Gold Program, before accepting a position as the Executive Director of the Commercial Directors Diversity Program (CDDP) in which she built an Inclusion & Diversity Program under the umbrella of the Directors Guild of America (DGA) and the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP). Tamika also created and founded Make A Film Foundation (MAFF)- a non-profit that grants 'film wishes' to children who have serious or life-threatening medical conditions by teaming them with noted actors, writers, and directors who help them create short film legacies. Through MAFF, Tamika has produced several award winning short films and over 100 short documentaries with the most recent being, “The Black Ghiandola” directed by Catherine Hardwicke, Theodore Melfi, and Sam Raimi. Tamika was recently honored with the ‘Trailblazer Award’ from the Baron Jay Foundation for her various levels of impact and service in the entertainment industry. A list of honors and awards include: Cinema for Peace Award, ABC/Disney Fellowship in Screenwriting, AFI Directing Workshop for Women, CBS Directing Fellowship. Currently, Tamika is in her 3rd Season as Staff Writer and Supervising Producer of the Amazon Prime/UMC series “Monogamy”. She is also pitching her Original One Hour Dramedy series, “B.E.E.S.” which was a finalist for the Producer’s Guild Power of Diversity Award.

 FILMMAKERS

 Milena Pastreich, Director/Producer/Cinematographer

 Pigeon Kings takes us through the backyards of South Central Los Angeles where men are devoted to tumbling pigeons. Read More

 Watch Trailer
Pigeon Kings
 

 ZeShawn Ali

 Two Gods tells the story of Hanif, a Muslim casket maker and ritual body washer who take two young men under his wing to teach them how to live better lives. Read More

 Watch Trailer
Two Gods
 

 Writer/Director/Producer Marguerite De Bourgoing

 It’s Yours: A Film on Hip-Hop and the Internet explores how it became possible to become a rap star through Twitter, YouTube, etc. Read More

 Watch Trailer
It’s Yours
 

 Director Crystal Kayiza

 See You Next Time, the intimate moments between a Chinese nail tech and her Black client. Aniya Wingate is a radiant and talented 17-year-old African American dancer from Houston, who was displaced from her home for half a year by Hurricane Harvey. Read More

 Watch Trailer
See You Next Time
 

 John Fiege, Director

 Shoulders Deep translates her experience of displacement through dance, poetry, and performance. Read More

 No Trailer
Shoulders Deep
 

 Elizabeth Bayne, Director

 A Cowgirl and Her Horse introduces 11-year old London Gladney, a young girl from Southern California's black cowboy community as she spends a day at the stables getting her horse Big Red ready for an upcoming competition. Read More

 No Trailer
A Cowgirl & Her Horse
 
  • Tickets for the entire day's event are $15.00 and can be purchased at dayofblackdocs.org.
  • Early Bird tickets are available April 23 -April 30, 2021. $2 off the regular price of admission. Quantity is limited.
  • RSVP first. Then purchase tickets via Eventbrite. Tickets must be purchased individually (one ticket per order).
  • The Day of Black Docs screening link will be emailed to all ticket holders the morning of the event, Saturday, May 22, 2021. Monitor your emails.
  • Please do not share the link.

 SCHEDULE

 11:30 AM - 11:59 AM – “COFFEE & CONVERSATION”

 12:00 PM - 6:30 PM PST

 PIGEON KINGS 

Q&A w/director Milena Pastreich

 SHORTS BLOCK – A COWGIRL & HER HORSE, SEE YOU NEXT TIME, SHOULERS DEEP

Q&A w/ directors Elizabeth Bayne, John Fiege & Crystal Kayiza

  TWO GODS 

Q&A w/ Director ZeShawn Ali

 IT’S YOURS: A FILM ON HIP-HOP & THE INTERNET

Q&A w/ Marguerite De Bourgoing

 5:30PM - 6:30PM PST via ZOOM – “COCKTAILS & CRITICS”

The Day of Black Docs screening link will be emailed to all the morning of Saturday, May 22, 2021 the day of the event.

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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.