Sunday, August 28, 2016

Join us at Cinema Village for Black Women in Medicine, by Crystal Emery, Tues, Aug 30 7 & 9:15 PM screenings!

Black Women in Medicine
Directed by Crystal Emery


Cinema Village
22 East 12th Street
Tuesday, August 30th

2 Screenings!
*7 PM and 9:15 PM
Presented by the Black Documentary Collective 
and Creatively Speaking Film Series

*7 PM show: Q&A with Special Guests, Lamman Rucker (Greenleaf, Meet the Browns) and Dr. Rachele Yarborough!

Please join us for this special theatrical presentation of Black Women in Medicine, by Crystal Emery. The first feature documentary of its kind, the film chronicles the unsung journeys of Black female doctors who have risen above inequality to excellence to become leaders in their fields. Black Women in Medicine features diverse voices of African American women in medicine including young medical students, practicing physicians, and elder trailblazers. These narratives tell stories of excellence and perseverance that engage, inspire and motivate, planting seeds of aspiration in the minds of future doctors.

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BDC Family    


Click the image to watch the New York Times portrait of BDC Founder St. Clair Bourne, 
by renowned photographer Chester Higgins, Jr. in 2006


Membership is $50 for the year! That's just $4/month :-)
Tax-Deductible!

From the beginning, BDC founder, the great documentarian St. Clair Bourne, envisioned the BDC as a singular networking and mentorship organization for documentary film, video, and media professionals of African descent.  The BDC Mission is to support the career and artistic development of its members through networking, education, outreach, partnerships and peer support.

More than a professional media organization, St. Clair sought to create a COMMUNITY, where we would work together, support each other and grow to become an influential presence in the world of documentary filmmaking.

Over the years, a small band of BDC member volunteers have been working tirelessly to keep Saint's mission alive and growing.  We have changed with the times, building our social media presence, supporting online fundraising campaigns, promoting broadcasts, festival and theatrical runs, assisting with outreach, engagement and audience-building, and creating meaningful partnerships with media organizations and service providers to give our members access to free and discounted workshops, panels and production services.

The list of projects the BDC has supported over the years is too many to list here, but among our highlights are Thomas Allen Harris' Through A Lens Darkly, Carol Bash's Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band, Yoruba Richen's The New Black, Lacey Schwartz'  Little White Lie, Michele Stephenson's American Promise, Stanley Nelson's The Black Panthers, and Sabrina Schmidt Gordon's BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez.


Here is a reminder of some of the 
many benefits BDC can give to you!
  • NEW! "Pass Through" Fiscal Sponsorship - members can now benefit from BDC's non-profit status to raise money for their projects, at a competitive, low rate
  • Workshop discounts from our media partners (ie, Women Make Movies, Third World Newsreel, and others throughout the country)
  • Professional services discounts (ie, FRAMERUNNER full service post services)
  • Promotional support for screenings, premieres, festival and theatrical runs, etc.
  • Outreach and Engagement support
  • Work-in-progress/Feedback screenings
  • BDC Screening Series in Manhattan and Brooklyn
  • Fundraising/Crowdfunding support throughout the campaign on all social media platforms
  • Free listing in BDC database (note: this has been an invaluable tool for the many requests we get, especially from educators and programmers.  With your support, we can make it even easier for them to find you by having all the information in one place, online and searchable)
  • Inclusion in the new BDC listserv
  • Job listings and referrals (for both employers and jobseekers)
  • Panels/Speaker series

How else can BDC help you?  If you have a request, need for support, let us know!  This is what the BDC is about.  Email us at bdcnewyork@gmail.com

If you're already a member, THANK YOU, and please consider 
making a tax-deductible donation to support the BDC.  
Any amount helps and is greatly appreciated!
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BDC Partner News
  
  Framerunner, a High Definition post-production facility, offers a special discount to BDC Members on all professional services.  

Framerunner is pleased to announce that it has moved into their new facility on 56th Street & 10th Avenue, co-habitating with audio post house, Sync Sound! 

Framerunner and Sync Sound will remain two separate companies, and they can now provide BDC filmmakers with both video & audio finishing under one roof!
BDC post production collaborator Keith Shapiro is also now the owner!
Framerunner has provided color grading and finishing for BDC filmmakers including most recent documentaries: Stanley Nelson's The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Carol Bash's Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band,  BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez, 
& countless other award-winning films.

Framerunner offers special discounts to BDC Members for all professional services, from color grading and finishing in DaVinci Resolve, Avid, Final Cut Pro, & Premiere Pro, DCP, 5.1 & stereo blu-rays, file and tape mastering, conversions, duplication, and Sound Editing and Mixing.

Congratulations to Framerunner on their new venture, and we look forward to continuing a successful relationship with the BDC!

For more information, please contact:
Keith Shapiro
Grand Poobah
Framerunner
keith@framerunner.com
212-246-4224
450 West 56th Street, NYC, 10019
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Saturday, February 20, 2016



BDC & kweliTV Informational Seminar (Online Event)

Find out about streaming your film on this 
new interactive, streaming platform!


Tuesday, Feb 23, 7-8:30pm
Online Event


kweliTV is an interactive, streaming platform that is dedicated to the stories, issues and culture of the global black community. We offer indie films, documentaries, web shows and news programming for the entire African diaspora. Kweli means "Truth" in Swahili. Currently in beta online, it will be accessible on smartTVs, internet TV devices (such as Apple TV and Roku), smartphones, game consoles, computers and tablets through a video app.
In this online informational session presented by BDC and kweliTV, you will have an opportunity to learn more about the service, benefits for filmmakers, licensing agreements, compensation and more!  You don't want to miss it, so reserve a space today!  Led by kweliTV founder DeShuna Spencer.

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BDC Members
Congratulations to BDC's Yoruba Richen and Michele Stephenson, Winners of the inaugural 
Chicken & Egg Breakthrough Filmmaker Award!

We're proud of you!

Click Pix to Read More at Indiewire
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BDC Partner News

  
  Framerunner, a High Definition post-production facility, offers a special discount to BDC Members on all professional services.  

Framerunner is pleased to announce that it has moved into their new facility on 56th Street & 10th Avenue, co-habitating with audio post house, Sync Sound! 

Framerunner and Sync Sound will remain two separate companies, and they can now provide BDC filmmakers with both video & audio finishing under one roof!
BDC post production collaborator Keith Shapiro is also now the owner!
Framerunner has provided color grading and finishing for BDC filmmakers including most recent documentaries: Stanley Nelson's The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Carol Bash's Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band,  BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez, 
& countless other award-winning films.

Framerunner offers special discounts to BDC Members for all professional services, from color grading and finishing in DaVinci Resolve, Avid, Final Cut Pro, & Premiere Pro, DCP, 5.1 & stereo blu-rays, file and tape mastering, conversions, duplication, and Sound Editing and Mixing.

Congratulations to Framerunner on their new venture, and we look forward to continuing a successful relationship with the BDC!

For more information, please contact:
Keith Shapiro
Grand Poobah
Framerunner
keith@framerunner.com
212-246-4224
450 West 56th Street, NYC, 10019
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BDC Catalog & Directory 

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.

Broadcasters, educators and commissioning editors contact us often for information about our members' work.  The BDC Catalog & Directory is an easy and efficient way to put you in touch with them as the inquiries come in.

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 educational, artistic, and professional development workshops, discounted professional services, 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 2, 2016

Happy New Year! ADIFF "Best of Fest" with BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez, Idris Elba, and More! #JusticeForTamir

More Ideas!  More Success!  No Regrets!

Happy New Year from the BDC!  Wishing everyone a great, prosperous, blissful, healthy, bright, delightful, energetic and extremely Happy 2016!
"BEST OF THE FEST, 2015!"
NEXT WEEKEND ONLY!  NYC!
Jan 8-10

FEATURING
The Man Who Mends Women; Cu-Bop: Cuba; Second Coming, starring Idris Elba and the 

WINNER of the ADIFF 2015 Public Award for the 
Best Film Directed by a Woman of Color:
Next Saturday, January 9th, 8:30 PM
(click image for more info & tickets)

Sonia Sanchez and Director/Editor Sabrina Schmidt Gordon in Attendance
Award Ceremony and Reception to Follow Screening!

Columbia University
Teachers College, Cowin Center
525 W. 120TH ST
New York, NY 10027

"I want to tell people how I became this woman with razor blades between her teeth," says Sonia Sanchez, a seminal figure in the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s, a poet who has harnessed her gift for words as a champion against racism, sexism and war, fusing art and activism over the past six decades. As a pioneer of spoken word poetry, her influence on hip hop is fundamental. But her tireless commitment to justice for all people has come at a personal cost.
This performance-packed film features appearances by Questlove, Talib Kweli, Amiri Baraka, Nikki Giovanni, Ursula Rucker, Ruby Dee, Haki Madhubuti, Imani Uzuri, Bryonn Bain, Jessica Care Moore, Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and more.
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It is simple. Tamir Rice deserves a new grand jury. A Department of Justice investigation of the prosecutor's conduct with the grand jury. And the immediate removal and firing of the police officer.
colorofchange.org is working to hold prosecutors accountable across the country. Whether it be in Chicago, Cleveland, Minneapolis, or Columbia, SC, they are putting pressure on prosecutors to hold police accountable and end the criminalization of Black communities.  They're also fighting for systemic change to take the role of police prosecution out of the hands of local prosecutors who work too closely with cops. 
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Friday, December 25, 2015


BDC Family    

Congratulations to all of our members for another year of wonderful work and success!  Thank you to all of the filmmakers who joined BDC
this year, and for the continued support of our long-time members.  Please check out our updated member perks below, and if you haven't joined/renewed, please consider doing so before the new year!  

Remember, it's tax-deductible!

Wishing everyone a joyful holiday season!

Click the image to watch the New York Times portrait of BDC Founder St. Clair Bourne, 
by renowned photographer Chester Higgins, Jr. in 2006


Membership is $50 for the year! That's just $4/month :-)
Tax-Deductible!

This Holiday Season, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Black Documentary Collective (BDC).  From the beginning, BDC founder, the great documentarian St. Clair Bourne, envisioned the BDC as a singular networking and mentorship organization for documentary film, video, and media professionals of African descent.  The BDC Mission is to support the career and artistic development of its members through networking, education, outreach, partnerships and peer support.

More than a professional media organization, St. Clair sought to create a COMMUNITY, where we would work together, support each other and grow to become an influential presence in the world of documentary filmmaking.

Over the years, a small band of BDC member volunteers have been working tirelessly to keep Saint's mission alive and growing.  We have changed with the times, building our social media presence, supporting online fundraising campaigns, promoting broadcasts, festival and theatrical runs, assisting with outreach, engagement and audience-building, and creating meaningful partnerships with media organizations and service providers to give our members access to free and discounted workshops, panels and production services.

The list of projects the BDC has supported over the years is too many to list here, but among our highlights are Thomas Allen Harris' Through A Lens Darkly, Carol Bash's Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band, Yoruba Richen's The New Black, Lacey Schwartz'  Little White Lie, Michele Stephenson's American Promise, Stanley Nelson's The Black Panthers, and Sabrina Schmidt Gordon's BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez.


Here is a reminder of some of the 
many benefits BDC can give to you!
  • NEW! "Pass Through" Fiscal Sponsorship - members can now benefit from BDC's non-profit status to raise money for their projects, at a competitive, low rate
  • Workshop discounts from our media partners (ie, Women Make Movies, Third World Newsreel, and others throughout the country)
  • Professional services discounts (ie, FRAMERUNNER full service post services)
  • Promotional support for screenings, premieres, festival and theatrical runs, etc.
  • Outreach and Engagement support
  • Work-in-progress/Feedback screenings
  • BDC Screening Series in Manhattan and Brooklyn
  • Fundraising/Crowdfunding support throughout the campaign on all social media platforms
  • Free listing in BDC database (note: this has been an invaluable tool for the many requests we get, especially from educators and programmers.  With your support, we can make it even easier for them to find you by having all the information in one place, online and searchable)
  • Inclusion in the new BDC listserv
  • Job listings and referrals (for both employers and jobseekers)
  • Panels/Speaker series

How else can BDC help you?  If you have a request, need for support, let us know!  This is what the BDC is about.  Email us at bdcnewyork@gmail.com

If you're already a member, THANK YOU, and please consider 
making a tax-deductible donation to support the BDC.  
Any amount helps and is greatly appreciated!
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BDC Partner News
  
  Framerunner, a High Definition post-production facility, offers a special discount to BDC Members on all professional services.  

Framerunner is pleased to announce that it has moved into their new facility on 56th Street & 10th Avenue, co-habitating with audio post house, Sync Sound! 

Framerunner and Sync Sound will remain two separate companies, and they can now provide BDC filmmakers with both video & audio finishing under one roof!
BDC post production collaborator Keith Shapiro is also now the owner!
Framerunner has provided color grading and finishing for BDC filmmakers including most recent documentaries: Stanley Nelson's The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Carol Bash's Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band,  BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez, 
& countless other award-winning films.

Framerunner offers special discounts to BDC Members for all professional services, from color grading and finishing in DaVinci Resolve, Avid, Final Cut Pro, & Premiere Pro, DCP, 5.1 & stereo blu-rays, file and tape mastering, conversions, duplication, and Sound Editing and Mixing.

Congratulations to Framerunner on their new venture, and we look forward to continuing a successful relationship with the BDC!

For more information, please contact:
Keith Shapiro
Grand Poobah
Framerunner
keith@framerunner.com
212-246-4224
450 West 56th Street, NYC, 10019
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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

BDC Gives on #GivingTuesday; Remembering World AIDS Day with Wilhemina's War; WMM "After Tiller" Workshop; Torture of Mothers Screening at Dwyer


 

It's #GivingTuesday, and here's what BDC can give to you!
Click the image to watch the New York Times portrait of BDC Founder St. Clair Bourne, 
by renowned photographer Chester Higgins, Jr. in 2006


Membership is $50 for the year! That's just $4/month :-)

On #GivingTuesday, we'd like to take a moment to reflect on the mission and vision of Black Documentary Collective founder, the great documentarian St. Clair Bourne.  From the beginning, Saint envisioned the BDC as a singular networking and mentorship organization for documentary film, video, and media professionals of African descent.  The BDC Mission is to support the career and artistic development of its members through networking, education, outreach, partnerships and peer support.

More than a professional media organization, St. Clair sought to create a COMMUNITY, where we would work together, support each other and grow to become an influential presence in the world of documentary filmmaking.

Over the years, a small band of BDC member volunteers have been working tirelessly to keep Saint's mission alive and growing.  We have changed with the times, building our social media presence, supporting online fundraising campaigns, promoting broadcasts, festival and theatrical runs, assisting with outreach, engagement and audience-building, and creating meaningful partnerships with media organizations and service providers to give our members access to free and discounted workshops, panels and production services.

The list of projects the BDC has supported over the years is too many to list here, but among our highlights are Thomas Allen Harris' Through A Lens Darkly, Carol Bash's Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band, Yoruba Richen's The New Black, Lacey Schwartz'  Little White Lie, Michele Stephenson's American Promise, Stanley Nelson's The Black Panthers, and Sabrina Schmidt Gordon's BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez.


On #GivingTuesday,
here is a reminder of the many benefits BDC can give to you!
  • NEW! "Pass Through" Fiscal Sponsorship - members can now benefit from BDC's non-profit status to raise money for their projects, at a competitive, low rate
  • Workshop discounts from our media partners (ie, Women Make Movies, Third World Newsreel, and others throughout the country)
  • Professional services discounts (ie, FRAMERUNNER full service post services)
  • Promotional support for screenings, premieres, festival and theatrical runs, etc.
  • Outreach and Engagement support
  • Work-in-progress/Feedback screenings
  • BDC Screening Series in Manhattan and Brooklyn
  • Fundraising/Crowdfunding support throughout the campaign on all social media platforms
  • Free listing in BDC database (note: this has been an invaluable tool for the many requests we get, especially from educators and programmers.  With your support, we can make it even easier for them to find you by having all the information in one place, online and searchable)
  • Inclusion in the new BDC listserv
  • Job listings and referrals (for both employers and jobseekers)
  • Panels/Speaker series

How else can BDC help you?  If you have a request, need for support, let us know!  This is what the BDC is about.  Email us at bdcnewyork@gmail.com

If you're already a member, THANK YOU, and please consider 
making a tax-deductible donation to support the BDC
Any amount helps and is greatly appreciated!

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Let's remember that today is also World AIDS Day.

BDC Member June Cross' new film, Wilhemina's War, is about a Southern grandmother's struggle to help her loved ones through the scourge of HIV.  AIDS is one of the leading causes of death for Black women in the rural South.  Please check out trailer and go to the website to find out what you can do.

Wilhemina's War
by June Cross
(click pix to watch trailer/go to website)
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(click logo above for tickets and more information)

After Tiller: A Case Study of the Making and Launch of a Highly Successful Film
Wednesday, December 9th | 6:30-8:30pm

After Tiller, an intimate portrait of the lives of the four most-targeted abortion providers in the country, was one of the most successful documentaries of the past year. The film which premiered at Sundance, was released theatrically in more than 50 cities and broadcast nationally on POV, has won numerous awards including a recent Emmy for Best Documentary and received nearly universal critical acclaim. It was named one of the five best documentaries of the year by the National Board of Review, and featured in "Best of 2013" lists in the LA Times, Village Voice, Indiewire, Artforum, among others. We're delighted to be joined by the film's Co-Director/Co-Producers, Lana Wilson and Martha Shane, for an in-depth conversation about their filmmaking process from pre-production to launch. This wide-ranging case study will cover the struggle for funding, creative choices, designing a roll out strategy and engagement/outreach campaign.

Don't miss this rare behind-the-scenes opportunity to understand the many decisions involved in making and releasing a highly successful and impactful film.
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The Torture of Mothers
by Woodie King

The Dwyer Center
258 St. Nicholas Ave., Harlem, NYC
Friday, December 18, 2015, 6 PM

Followed by Q&A and Holiday Reception!

(click pix for tickets & more information)
The Torture of Mothers, starring Ruby Dee, is a "docudrama" which explores the universally pertinent story of a brave group of mothers forced to defend their falsely accused sons. The young men, who became known to millions as "The Harlem Six," soon became the force which united a community in the name of justice.

Followed by a Q&A with director Woodie King, moderated by Eric V. Tait, Jr., 
and a Holiday Reception!
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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Support the Movement!
Friday, November 27, 2015
3 Cities:
New York, Los Angeles, and Oakland

The Black Panthers: 
Vanguard of the Revolution
by Stanley Nelson 
and Laurens Grant
BaddDDD 
Sonia Sanchez
by Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater and
Sabrina Schmidt Gordon

For the second year in a row,
Blackout For Human Rights is launching a call to action 
to encourage all American citizens to boycott shopping 
on Black Friday, November 27.

Instead of shopping, Blackout For Human Rights is offering 
a handful of different events in cities across the country. 

Support the movement by attending the events below!

New York:

BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez
5:00 PM, FREE
Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center at Lincoln Center
70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023
(65th St  bet. Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues)

Followed by Panel with poet/activist Sonia Sanchez, director/prod and editor Sabrina Schmidt Gordon, poet/activist Euware Osayande, activist Rahiel Tesfamarism.
Moderated by filmmaker Michele Stephenson
AND
Concert and Spoken Word Performance
with Samora Pinderhughes, Chris Turner, Bilal Salaam, producer PUDGE 
and Urban Word NYC poets

Los Angeles

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
2:30 PM, FREE
The Downtown Independent Theater
251 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

A double feature with Imperial Dreams, followed by  spoken word performances, panel discussions and a toiletry and supplies giveaway on Skid Row.

Oakland*
The Black Panthers and BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez 
Double Feature!
2:30 PM
New Parkway Theater
474 24th Street Oakland, CA 94612
$10
A double feature and a free short film program

*The Oakland feature film screening will have an admission of $10, while all other events at every location will be free admission to the public.
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Saturday, November 7, 2015

DOC NYC Begins This Week with Films by BDC Filmmakers! Women Make Movies! 12 Angry Men! Paper Chase Kickstarter Continues!

 

Featuring BDC Filmmaker Films


In Order of Appearance:

by June Cross

IFC Center
Nov 13, 12:45 PM

Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas
Nov 14, 4:15 PM

Director June Cross in Attendance
While the perception of AIDS in America has changed from the death sentence it once was to a disease managed by medicine, in the deep South, HIV continues to claim the lives of rural black women in epidemic numbers. Despite facing institutional and personal obstacles every step of the way, 62-year-old Wilhemina Dixon works tirelessly to combat the stigma and care for her daughter and granddaughter, both HIV+.


by Stanley Nelson, Laurens Grant

Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas
Nov 15, 11:45 AM*
Nov 16, 4:15 PM
Director Stanley Nelson in Attendance for Nov 15, 11:45 AM Show!
Against a backdrop of civil unrest and the radical transformation of American society in the mid-1960s, the black nationalist organization known as the Black Panthers emerged as leaders of the expected revolution. Interweaving fascinating archival material with gripping first-hand accounts from members of the group's rank and file, director Stanley Nelson's definitive history reveals the promise of social change offered by the organization, and the insidious efforts of the establishment to suppress its fruition.


by Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater and 
Sabrina Schmidt Gordon

IFC Center
Nov 18, 12:30 PM
Nov 19th, 7:15 PM*
Sonia Sanchez, the Directors, & Special Guests in Attendance for Evening Show!
 
"I want to tell people how I became this woman with razor blades between her teeth," says Sonia Sanchez, a seminal figure in the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s, a poet who has harnessed her gift for words as a champion against racism, sexism and war, fusing art and activism over the past six decades. As a pioneer of spoken word poetry, her influence on hip hop is fundamental. But her tireless commitment to justice for all people has come at a personal cost. This performance-packed film features appearances by Questlove, Talib Kweli, Amiri Baraka, Nikki Giovanni, Ursula Rucker, Ruby Dee, Haki Madhubuti, Imani Uzuri, Bryonn Bain, Jessica Care Moore, Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and more.



Friends of the BDC at DOC NYC


by Chris Fiore, Audacia Ray

IFC Center
Nov 13, 12:45 PM
Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas
Mon, Nov 16, 9:30 PM
Chris Fiore, Audacia Ray, and Subjects in Attendance

Chris Fiore is a renowned filmmaker and longtime friend of the BDC.  He edited one of BDC Founder St. Clair Bourne's most popular and acclaimed films, John Henrick Clarke: A Great and Mighty Walk.  BDC is honored to be co-presenting his latest project, making its New York City Premiere at DOC NYC!

Born out of a desire to give voice to a historically marginalized and criminalized workforce, The Red Umbrella Diaries turns the spotlight on seven diverse New Yorkers as they take the stage at Joe's Pub to tell personal stories about their experiences as sex workers. At turns provocative, illuminating, hilarious and empowering, their stories lay bare the realities of an often-maligned industry, while profiles of the performers offstage lend further insight about their complex relationship to their work.
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Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Project Presents
12 ANGRY MEN


November 14 - 20
Kumble Theater at LIU
1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 

The Billie Holiday Theatre extends its sold-out run of 12 Angry Men: True Stories of Being a Black Man in America Today.  These stories of racial profiling struck a chord with Brooklyn audiences and beyond.
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Upcoming Workshops

$10 Partner Discount Available for BDC Members
Email bdcnewyork@gmail.com for discount code

Meet the Broadcaster: Discovery Channel 
 An Evening with John Hoffman & Ali Moss 
 Wednesday, November 11th | 6:30 - 8:30pm, $30
With 100.8 million subscribers in the U.S. alone, Discovery Channel is a valuable destination for viewers searching for programming spanning science and technology, exploration, adventure, and the environment. 
WMM is delighted to welcome two of the documentary team's decision makers, John Hoffman and Alexandra Moss, Director of Development and Production, Documentaries and Specials, for a candid and wide-ranging conversation about Discovery from the inside, what they are looking for and how best to get on their radar screen.

WEBINAR Get the Grants: Writing the Perfect Proposal 
 Wednesday, November 18th | 6:30 - 8:30pm, $25
In this webinar, Tracie Holder, filmmaker and fundraising consultant, will help you understand what makes a film funding proposal a standout, grab the attention of potential funders and gives you the best shot at funding.  The focus of our time will be spent analyzing a successful funding proposal aimed at understanding how the filmmaker has successfully translated their vision for the film into a written proposal that captures the attention of the reader.  This webinar is aimed at any filmmaker who is thinking of applying for grants, is in the middle of a fundraising campaign or just needs to refresh their knowledge and put her/his best foot forward.
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Free Seminars from Third World Newsreel
Now through December!


Camera, Sound, Editing, Interactive Media and More!
Free and Open to the Public!
Register Today!
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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 

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.

Broadcasters, educators and commissioning editors contact us often for information about our members' work.  The BDC Catalog & Directory is an easy and efficient way to put you in touch with them as the inquiries come in.

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. 


Member Films Available on Netflix!

DOCUMENTED
Producer/Editor
Sabrina Schmidt Gordon
The New Black
Producer/Director
Yoruba Richen
Soul Food Junkies
Producer/Director
Byron Hurt

If you have a film available for sale or rental, please let us know and we'll share!
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