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
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!!!
“CHAIRMAN JONES” won its first international film festival award!
Congrats Director Anna Jones!!!
Dream + Action = Reality!
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!
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.
Come on out!!!!
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