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S. Pearl Sharp

  •  Writer, Director, Producer, Documentary Film Consultant, Creativity Coach 

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    S. Pearl Sharp has focused her work for six decades on cultural arts, Black Diaspora history and wellness. Her films include The Healing Passage/ Voices From The Water (2004) which aired on The Documentary Channel, Life Is A Saxophone on poet-griot Kamau Daáood, poetry on film in Back Inside Herself and Channeled, the health video It’s OK To Peek with Arabella Chavers Julien and the semi-animated short Picking Tribes, with art by Carlos Spivey, now archived in the Women Make Movies collection of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Working with Exec. Producer Rosie Lee Hooks she wrote and directed a dozen cultural arts docs for the City of Los Angeles’ Channel 35, including Central Avenue Live!  

    Sharp’s published writing includes four volumes of poetry, the documentary comic book Black Women For Beginners, and her essays and commentaries broadcast on NPR and Pacifica Radio are collected in The Evening News. She has released two poetry w/jazz CDs and an audio collection of original short stories. Still instigating through art new work includes the one-act play Give Me Liberty and a documentary poetry video Blood Bank.

A cultural activist, she published the 1980 Directory of Black Film-TV Artists and Technicians, West Coast to push Hollywood to employ more Blacks on crews, was a co-founder of the Black Anti- Defamation Coalition {“the BAD C”}which monitored the image of Blacks in the media, and is a founding member of BAD West.

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The Healing Passage/ Voices From The Water

Prominent cultural artists use their art to create paths to healing from the present-day residuals of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Broadcast on The Documentary Channel. 90 min., 2004

 Film Link: https//www.youtube.com/watch?v=fugHpthvmiE

  Film Website: www.TheHealingPassage-Voices.com

 Website: spearlsharp.com

  YouTube Channel: www.YouTube.com/aSharpShow