761st; The Black and the Green; By the People: The Election of Barack Obama; Carmen & Geoffrey; The Deadliest Disease in America; Dreams Deferred: The Sakia Gunn Film Project; Estilo Hiop Hop; Freedom Riders; Full Disclosure; Little Brother; Marriage Equality: Byron Rushing and the Fight for Fairness; Mrs. Goundo's Daughter; Mr. SOUL! Ellis Haizlip and the Birth of Black Power TV; The New Black; The Old Man and the Storm; La Onda Chicana/The Chicano Wave; Promised Land ; Recoloration Proclamation; Scarred Justice; SHUNGU; Sonia Sanchez: Shake Loose Memories; Then I’ll Be Free to Travel Home
Monday, June 20, 2011
As our Spring Season comes to a close, we'd like to hear from you. BDC is an organization with a mission to support the growth and development of Black documentary filmmakers. Your opinion matters to the BDC, our members and the filmmakers who contribute to the series. Please post your thoughts, comments, feedback, opinion on any of the films you've seen. Here's a list of titles, for your convenience. Thanks!
Monday, June 13, 2011
BDC Needs Volunteers!
BDC is in need of volunteers to help in all areas-- mailings, screenings, data entry, bookkeeping, etc. Please email Sabrina at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Please write "volunteers" in the subject line.
Next BDC at Harlem Stage
Dreams Deferred: The Sakia Gunn Film Project
Prod/Dir Charles B. Brack, Co-Produced with Third World Newsreel
THIS Wednesday, June 15, 2011, 7:30pm
*Q&A moderated by Ralph Scott (BET, BHERC, Social Cinema)
*Wine & Cheese reception to follow
This documentary tells the little known story of Sakia Gunn, a 15 year old student who was fatally stabbed in a gay hate crime in Newark, New Jersey. A gifted student and basketball player, Gunn was stabbed while waiting for a bus. The film depicts the homophobia that caused this murder and questions the lack of media coverage of the murder of a Black Gay teenager.
Box Office: 212-281-9240
Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Ave, New York, NY
1 to 137th Street at Broadway. Walk south to 135th Street and walk east two blocks to Convent Ave. and 135th Street. Entrance of both the Gatehouse and
Aaron Davis Hall is located on Convent Ave.
A, B, C, D to 125th Street at St. Nicholas Avenue. Walk east one block to Morningside Drive. and 125th Street. Walk north to 135th Street and Convent Ave (Morningside Drive. turns into Convent Ave. past 127th Street). Entrance of both the Gatehouse and Aaron Davis Hall is located on Convent Ave.
Opportunities & Happenings
The 2011 CPB/PBS Producers Academy
WGBH Boston, Saturday, October 15 - Friday, October 21, 2011
The CPB/PBS Producers Academy has been developed for producers
who create or intend to create works for public broadcasting, either through
a public television station or independently. It is an opportunity for these producers to work intensively on the skills that will benefit them most, through classes and through direct contact with some of public media's
most talented personnel.
The Human Rights Watch International Film Festival (NYC)
Lincoln Center, June 16 - 30, 2011
The Human Rights Watch International Film Festival returns to New York and The Film Society of Lincoln Center with a powerful program of 18 films from 12 countries.
BDC Member News
BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez receives NEA funding
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BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez looks at the life and work of the world-renowned African-American poet/playwright/ educator/activist. At the age of 76, she continues to flourish personally and politically, inspiring and mentoring a new generation of poets and hip-hop artists.
Go to attiegoldwater.com for more information.
LIVE to DIY work-in-progress blog launch
a documentary by BDC Member Art Jones
It's about the struggle between what you want & what you need
LIVE TO DIY! is a film about struggling, thriving, and living a self-determined, creative life in the mad, bad world of nyc at the dawn of the new century.
Follow LIVE to DIY! at http://live2diy.blogspot.com/
Full Disclosure on sale at documentarychannel.com! Details below.
An American Promise work-in-progress is a Tribeca Gucci Documentary Fund grantee
An American Promise examines the complexities of race, parenting, privilege and education at the dawn of the 21st Century.
BDC Partners News & Events:
presents BLACK DOCUMENTARY CINEMA
Last Tuesday of every month!
DISH Network- 197; DIRECT TV-267
**check your local listings**
Next Black Doc Cinema: Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 8pm:
BURN: the Evolution of an American City, by Harold Jackson, III
ON SALE at the DOC STORE:
Brian Palmer's "Full Disclosure"
A Special Note to Women Filmmakers (Freelance, Self-employed, LLCs, S-Corps, etc.)
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