Tag Archives: documentary

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“Black Border Warriors: The Seminole Indian Scouts” (hot new documentary)

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Had the pleasure recently doing some consultant work for director/producer Joseph Hill’s unparalleled documentary, BLACK BORDER WARRIORS: The Seminole Indian Scouts. It’s about an elite group of 1/2 black, 1/2 Indian commandos for the U.S. Cavalry during the Indian Wars in the American West in the 1870’s and 1880’s, primarily shot in TX and OK. His documentaries garnered several major accolades including a Peabody nomination, Cable ACE award, Beacon award, and National Association of Black Journalist award.

I first met “Joe,” a reporter/producer for 22 years, when we worked at a TV station in Rochester, NY. He talked about making this film one day — and that day has indeed arrived! When I saw the rough cut of BBW, I immediately thought, “Why wasn’t any of this mentioned in school?” Way to go Joe!

He also does invited lectures about the Black Seminole and the Seminole Negro Indian Scouts, as well as other historical subjects including the History of Haiti, Canadian towns settled by fugitive slaves, and Black Migratory Patterns in the U.S. All compelling stuff!  ~ K


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A Story That Needs To Be Told

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Just finished some post-production consulting for the soon-to-be-released, Our Side: The Other Atlantic City. Watch trailer

A story that’s needed to be told for decades, the film documents AC theatre director Travis Love‘s adaptation of Growing Up in the Other Atlantic City: Wash’s and the Northside, a book penned by AC native Turiya S. A. Raheem. Read book

Thanks Ellen Reynolds, a long-time friend/key collaborator in Philadelphia’s vibrant indie filmmaking scene, for inviting me to share comments, solutions, and opportunities to mend our world through film!  I really respect you as a filmmaker.  As in the mid-90’s, we vied for screen time, at venues such as International House and others, to show off our projects while receiving unflinching Philly straight-no-chaser-feedback from cultured audience members!  One of the best places to speed up your learning curve in the world for indie filmmaker!  Indeed!!!

 


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Best Film/Video on Matters Relating to the Black Experience/Marginalized People!

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 IT HAPPENED! 

CHAIRMAN JONES” won its first international film festival award!

HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENT!

Anna Jones, Filmmaker posing with portrait of her dad, James Jones", an unsung share chopper who became a North Carolina's version of Martin Luther King!

filmmaker Anna Jones

 

Congrats Director Anna Jones!!!

Dream + Action = Reality!


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Exciting Times! May 12-14

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Come out to the Black International Cinema – Berlin Film Festival see Dir. Anna Jones’ Chairman Jones – An Improbable Leader as well as my workshop, “So, You Want to Make a Documentary.” ALSO, an amazing slate of films from across the African diaspora will screened in one of the most eclectic and welcoming cities on the planet, Berlin!

 

 


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April Broadcasts

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April schedule for “Chairman Jones” documentary broadcasts on UNC-TV (PBS)
· Sun., April 23, 10 pm
· Mon., April 24, 3 am
· Mon., April 24, 1 pm
· Tues., April 25, 4 pm
· Sat., April 29, 5 am
· Sun., April 30, 3 pm

Please check you local listings for channel info.

To see trailer click here.


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“Chairman Jones” at RiverRun International Film Festival This Weekend!!

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Come on out!!!!

  • HANESBRANDS THEATRE – 11:00 am, Friday, March 31
  • HANESBRANDS THEATRE – 6:30 pm, Saturday, April 1

Chairman Jones: An Improbable Leader


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ENCORE!

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Catch the “re-broadcast” of CHAIRMAN JONES – An Improbable Leader on Friday, Dec. 2nd at 11 am EDT on your North Carolina PBS station!  Tune in, set your DVR’s, and text your friends!!!!  For more details about the award-winning documentary click here.


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Broadcast Premiere!

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Exciting News!  This Tuesday, Nov. 29th at 8 pm you can watch the award-winning CHAIRMAN JONES – An Improbable Leader documentary on your North Carolina PBS station!  Tune in, set your DVR’s, and text your friends!!!!  For more details about the film click here.


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“Chairman Jones” Documentary wins Audience Choice Award

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CHAIRMAN JONES – An Improbable Leader won the ($300 cash) Audience Choice Award  at last weekend’s Real to Real International Film Festival.  Congrats again to director Anna Jones.  It’s been my pleasure to serve as a film consultant on this important project!

Festival Director Violet Dukes and documentarian Anna JonesTwo ladies in the center – festival director Violet Dukes with winner Anna Jones


Budget-Friendly! On-Schedule Delivery! Spot-On Fulfillment! -- Yep. That's exactly what I'm looking for. I'm gonna contact WyattWorks right now!!!!!!

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