Tuesday, March 4, 2014



BDC Members 
Invisible Universe
by M. Asli Dukan
Fundraising Campaign
**Please Support!** 
Ends THIS FRIDAY, March 7, 2014, 11:59 pm

(click pix to watch video and learn more)
Just a few days left to support Invisible Universe: a history of blackness in speculative fiction.  For this documentary, director M. Asli Dukan has interviewed a "Who's Who" of Black fantasy, horror and science fiction/speculative fiction-- writers, filmmakers and artists-- including Samuel R. Delany, Octavia E. Butler, Wesly Snipes, Nichelle Nichols, Steven Barnes, Tananarive Due, Nalo Hopkinson, Nnedi Okorafor, and more.  She has traveled the country documenting events, conferences and performances, to reveal how black creators have countered the invisibility of black characters in "popular" speculative fiction, by creating a universe of their own.
 

Octavia Butler, author
Nichelle Nichols, Lieut. Uhura, Star Trek
Ken Foree, actor
Sam Delany, author
Carol Cooper, critic


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BDC Friends
Freedom Rider Diary (Book)
by Carol Ruth Silver

Book Signing & Launch
New York and Boston

Thursday March 6, New York, NY*
Books Culture
536 West 112th St.

*Introduction by BDC Member Filmmaker Laurens Grant

Monday, March 14 in Boston, MA

click on pix for tkt info (scroll down) 

Freedom Riders were ordinary people, mostly young, who challenged the system of segregation - apartheid - which had existed in the US South for almost a hundred years.  The Freedom Riders boarded commercial buses, riding in small, integrated groups, to challenge segregation in inter-state facilities in the deep South. They met violence, resistance, and incarceration.  Carol Ruth Silver is a civil rights attorney and since 2002, has been working to promote education for girls in Afghanistan.
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BDC Member Benefits
BDC and Frame:Runner Partnership! 

Frame:Runner is a High Definition post-production facility specializing in color correction and finishing for broadcast television, festivals and theatrical distribution  They have worked on countless award-winning projects for BDC members, including Stanley Nelson's Freedom Summer and Thomas Allen Harris' Through A Lens Darkly, both premiering at this year's Sundance Film Festival!
Frame:Runner is offering a special discount to BDC Members on all professional services, from color correction and finishing in Avid, Final Cut Pro, DaVinci Resolve, and Premiere Pro, file and tape conversions, duplication and sound mixing.   

This is an INCREDIBLE benefit to our members!   
Thank you, Frame:Runner!

Frame:Runner
555 West 57th Street, NYC
212-246-4224
Keith Shapiro, General Manager/Partner 
keith@framerunner.com 


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BDC and Women Make Movies 

BDC Members are eligible for the partner discount for Women Make Movies workshops

 
For these benefits, BDC Membership must be current.  Join or Renew here!
Email bdcnewyork@gmail.com for more information.


Membership status subject to verification for all benefits.   
Invalid membership status may result in additional charges from participating vendors.  

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BDC Catalog & Directory is accepting submissions!

The BDC Catalog & Directory is a searchable database of BDC members' work and contact information available to production companies,
networks, press, distributors, educators and others interested in
purchasing, screening, distributing member films and hiring our members.

This BDC-exclusive resource is an invaluable opportunity to
reach audiences, increase visibility, promotional opportunities,
as well as get work and generate revenue.

We have already received requests from CBS, The Documentary Channel, ASPiRE, Magic Johnson's new cable network, to name a few.
But they can't reach you and we can't refer you if you're not in it,
so please submit your information now!

Please send an email for further instructions to:


(Please do not send emails to Sabrina or Nicole's personal emails. Thanks!)

You MUST be a current BDC Member to be included.
Click below to join the BDC or renew your membership. 

Monday, February 24, 2014


BDC Member Films Streaming Free
@PBS Video All Month!
  
Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock, Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, 
More Than a Month, and Soul Food Junkies

click PBS logo to watch films
   
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Free Angela and All Political Prisoners
wins NAACP Image Award for 
Outstanding Theatrical Documentary!

Congratulations, Shola Lynch!

(click pix for more info about the film)

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Invisible Universe
by M. Asli Dukan
Fundraising Campaign
**Show Your Support!** 
Ends March 7, 2014, 11:59 pm

(click pix to watch video and learn more)
Please check out M. Asli Dukan's feature length documentary work-in-progress,
Invisible Universe: a history of blackness in speculative fiction.  Ms. Dukan has interviewed a "Who's Who" of Black fantasy, horror and science fiction/speculative fiction-- writers, filmmakers and artists-- including Samuel R. Delany, Octavia E. Butler, Wesly Snipes, Nichelle Nichols, Steven Barnes, Tananarive Due, Nalo Hopkinson, Nnedi Okorafor, and more.  She has traveled the country documenting events, conferences and performances, to reveal how black creators have countered the invisibility of black characters in "popular" speculative fiction, by creating a universe of their own.

Facebook   Twitter  YouTube   Website  Indiegogo

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BDC Free Screenings 
Baadasssss!
by Mario Van Peebles

Free Screening & Performance

Tuesday, February 25th
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
Event begins at 7:00 pm


Presented by Just Films at AtriumFlix



JustFilms at AtriumFlix kicks off its 2014 season with a special screening of Baadassss!-- a revealing documentary about the making of his father's groundbreaking 1971 independent film,
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song.
Before the screening,
Melvin Van Peebles wid Laxative band will perform!
Conversation with Mario and Melvin Van Peebles to follow,
moderated by Greg Tate
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Slavery By Another Name
by Sam Pollard

**DATE CORRECTION**

Wednesday, February 26th
6:30pm 
City College of NY, Shepard Hall Room 291
259 Convent Avenue at 140th Street

Followed by Q&A with Sam Pollard

Presented by the Documentary Forum@CCNY, the MCA Department, the Black Studies Program, the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership and Third World Newsreel and the Black Documentary Collective

Free, limited seating, RSVP required
This fascinating 90 minute documentary challenges one of America's most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery ended with Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. The documentary recounts how in the years following the Civil War, insidious new forms of forced labor emerged in the American South, keeping hundreds of thousands of African Americans in bondage, trapping them in a brutal system that would persist until the onset of World War II.
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BDC Member Benefits
BDC and Frame:Runner Partnership! 

Frame:Runner is a High Definition post-production facility specializing in color correction and finishing for broadcast television, festivals and theatrical distribution  They have worked on countless award-winning projects for BDC members, including Stanley Nelson's Freedom Summer and Thomas Allen Harris' Through A Lens Darkly, both premiering at this year's Sundance Film Festival!
Frame:Runner is offering a special discount to BDC Members on all professional services, from color correction and finishing in Avid, Final Cut Pro, DaVinci Resolve, and Premiere Pro, file and tape conversions, duplication and sound mixing.   

This is an INCREDIBLE benefit to our members!   
Thank you, Frame:Runner!

Frame:Runner
555 West 57th Street, NYC
212-246-4224
Keith Shapiro, General Manager/Partner 
keith@framerunner.com 


* * *
BDC and Women Make Movies 

BDC Members are eligible for the partner discount for Women Make Movies workshops

For these benefits, BDC Membership must be current.  Join or Renew here!
Email bdcnewyork@gmail.com for more information.


Membership status subject to verification for all benefits.   
Invalid membership status may result in additional charges from participating vendors.  

* * * 


BDC Catalog & Directory is accepting submissions!

The BDC Catalog & Directory is a searchable database of BDC members' work and contact information available to production companies,
networks, press, distributors, educators and others interested in
purchasing, screening, distributing member films and hiring our members.

This BDC-exclusive resource is an invaluable opportunity to
reach audiences, increase visibility, promotional opportunities,
as well as get work and generate revenue.

We have already received requests from CBS, The Documentary Channel, ASPiRE, Magic Johnson's new cable network, to name a few.
But they can't reach you and we can't refer you if you're not in it,
so please submit your information now!

Please send an email for further instructions to:


(Please do not send emails to Sabrina or Nicole's personal emails. Thanks!)

You MUST be a current BDC Member to be included.
Click below to join the BDC or renew your membership. 


Thursday, February 20, 2014



BDC Member Films Streaming Free
@PBS Video All Month!
  
Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock, Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, 
More Than a Month, and Soul Food Junkies

click PBS logo to watch films
   
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William Hooker
and
Body and Soul, by Oscar Micheaux

Free Screening
Target Free Thursdays

Thurs, February 20, 7:30p
Target Free Thursdays
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
Frieda and Roy Furman Stage

   

The kinetically charged, free-time percussionist William Hooker leads his ensemble in an original score accompanying a screening of Oscar Micheaux's controversial 1925 film, Body and Soul.  Featuring Paul Robeson in his screen debut, the iconic film addresses issues of race, crime, and sexuality.

Followed by Q&A with William Hooker and film enthusiast, Chris Sampson


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Baadasssss!
by Mario Van Peebles

Free Screening & Performance

Tuesday, February 25th
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center 

Presented by Just Films at AtriumFlix


JustFilms at AtriumFlix kicks off its 2014 season with a special screening of Baadassss!-- a revealing documentary about the making of his father's groundbreaking 1971 independent film, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song.
Before the screening, Melvin Van Peebles wid Laxative band will perform!
Conversation with Mario and Melvin Van Peebles to follow,
moderated by Greg Tate

* * *

Slavery By Another Name
by Sam Pollard

**DATE CORRECTION**

Wednesday, February 26th
6:30pm 
City College of NY, Shepard Hall Room 291
259 Convent Avenue at 140th Street

Followed by Q&A with Sam Pollard

Presented by the Documentary Forum@CCNY, the MCA Department, the Black Studies Program, the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership and Third World Newsreel and the Black Documentary Collective

Free, limited seating, RSVP required

This fascinating 90 minute documentary challenges one of America's most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery ended with Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. The documentary recounts how in the years following the Civil War, insidious new forms of forced labor emerged in the American South, keeping hundreds of thousands of African Americans in bondage, trapping them in a brutal system that would persist until the onset of World War II.

* * *


BDC Member Benefits
BDC and Frame:Runner Partnership! 

Frame:Runner is a High Definition post-production facility specializing in color correction and finishing for broadcast television, festivals and theatrical distribution  They have worked on countless award-winning projects for BDC members, including Stanley Nelson's Freedom Summer and Thomas Allen Harris' Through A Lens Darkly, both premiering at this year's Sundance Film Festival!
Frame:Runner is offering a special discount to BDC Members on all professional services, from color correction and finishing in Avid, Final Cut Pro, DaVinci Resolve, and Premiere Pro, file and tape conversions, duplication and sound mixing.   

This is an INCREDIBLE benefit to our members!   
Thank you, Frame:Runner!

Frame:Runner
555 West 57th Street, NYC
212-246-4224
Keith Shapiro, General Manager/Partner 
keith@framerunner.com 


* * *
BDC and Women Make Movies 

BDC Members are eligible for the partner discount for Women Make Movies workshops
For these benefits, BDC Membership must be current.  Join or Renew here!
Email bdcnewyork@gmail.com for more information.


Membership status subject to verification for all benefits.   
Invalid membership status may result in additional charges from participating vendors.  

* * * 


BDC Catalog & Directory is accepting submissions!

The BDC Catalog & Directory is a searchable database of BDC members' work and contact information available to production companies,
networks, press, distributors, educators and others interested in
purchasing, screening, distributing member films and hiring our members.

This BDC-exclusive resource is an invaluable opportunity to
reach audiences, increase visibility, promotional opportunities,
as well as get work and generate revenue.

We have already received requests from CBS, The Documentary Channel, ASPiRE, Magic Johnson's new cable network, to name a few.
But they can't reach you and we can't refer you if you're not in it,
so please submit your information now!

Please send an email for further instructions to:


You MUST be a current BDC Member to be included.
Click below to join the BDC or renew your membership. 


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The Black Documentary Collective (BDC) was founded in 2000 by the late great documentarian St. Clair Bourne, as the singular networking organization for documentary film, video, and media professionals of African descent. The BDC supports its members through hosting screenings, access to professional development workshops, discounted professional services, educational programs, and networking events.  The BDC is also dedicated to making a difference in the ever-increasing communities that are interested in, and influenced by the work of its talented members, through community partnerships, 
outreach and engagement.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

BDC Member Benefits Update


BDC and Frame:Runner Partnership! 

Frame:Runner is a High Definition post-production facility specializing in color correction and finishing for broadcast television, festivals and theatrical distribution  They have worked on countless award-winning projects for BDC members, including Stanley Nelson's Freedom Summer and Thomas Allen Harris' Through A Lens Darkly, which both premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival!

Frame:Runner is offering a special discount to BDC Members on all professional services, from color correction and finishing in Avid, Final Cut Pro, DaVinci Resolve, and Premiere Pro, file and tape conversions, duplication and sound mixing.   

This is an INCREDIBLE benefit to our members!   
Thank you, Frame:Runner!

Frame:Runner
555 West 57th Street, NYC
212-246-4224
Keith Shapiro, General Manager/Partner 
keith@framerunner.com 


* * *
BDC and Women Make Movies 

BDC Members are eligible for the partner discount for Women Make Movies workshops
For these benefits, BDC Membership must be current.  Join or Renew here!
Email bdcnewyork@gmail.com for more information.


Membership status subject to verification for all benefits.   
Invalid membership status may result in additional charges from participating vendors.  

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BDC Events


Museum of the Moving Image Presents
(co-presented by Black Documentary Collective (BDC)
   
Massa's Gaze:
Screenings and Critical Discussions of the Depictions of Slavery  
in Film and Television

Next Saturday
February 1, 2014 
1 pm - 8:30 pm 

With Sheril Antonio, Neema Barnette, Jelani Cobb, Stanley Crouch, Warrington Hudlin, Felicia Lee, Malcolm Lee, Shola Lynch, and Khalil Muhammad   

Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave. (at 37th St.)
Astoria, NY 11106

 


Until the releases in the past two years of 12 Years a Slave and Django Unchained, the subject of slavery, the "peculiar institution" that shaped the American identity and psyche, has been largely absent from the American film and television narratives. Museum of the Moving Image marks the beginning of Black History Month by hosting an afternoon program of rare screenings and lively discussions with major critics and filmmakers that take a close look at the artistic treatment by the filmmakers who get to tell this story and the meanings of the stories they select to tell.

Co-Presented by the Black Documentary Collective (BDC), American Black Film Festival (ABFF), BK Nation.org, American Black Film Festival (ABFF), BK Nation.org, Black Filmmaker Foundation (BFF), Medgar Evers College Film & Culture Series, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, The Eagle Academy for Young Men, Reelblack.com, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Shadow and Act Blog, WBLS-FM Open Line talk radio show.Black Filmmaker Foundation (BFF), Medgar Evers College Film & Culture Series, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, The Eagle Academy for Young Men, Reelblack.com, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Shadow and Act, WBLS-FM Open Line.

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The New Black
by Yoruba Richen 
Nominated for NAACP Image Award
  
Special Engagement at New York City's FILM FORUM
209 West Houston St. (West of 6th Ave.)

February 12-18, 2014
  



To date, 16 states have legalized gay marriage, but lawsuits and state referendums fighting this change proliferate. The New Black digs deeply into the role of African-Americans at this historic moment. Focusing on the 2012 legal battle in Maryland (a state in which blacks make up nearly one-third of the electorate), filmmaker Yoruba Richen tracks activists, families, and clergy on both sides of the campaign. Far from a polemical screed, The New Black explores the role of tradition, prejudice, and religious conviction in shaping the evolution of the black community's response.


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BDC Catalog & Directory: Submit your entries!

The BDC Catalog & Directory is a searchable database of BDC members' work and contact information available to production companies,
networks, press, distributors, educators and others interested in
purchasing, screening, distributing member films and hiring our members.

This BDC-exclusive resource is an invaluable opportunity to
reach audiences, increase visibility, promotional opportunities,
as well as get work and generate revenue.

We have already received requests from CBS, The Documentary Channel, ASPiRE, Magic Johnson's new cable network, to name a few.
But they can't reach you and we can't refer you if you're not in it,
so please submit your information now!

Please send an email for further instructions to:


(Please do not send emails to Sabrina or Nicole's personal emails. Thanks!)

You MUST be a current BDC Member to be included.
Click below to join the BDC or renew your membership.