Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Please join us at Harlem Stage  
THIS Wednesday for the screening of:


***FRANCO the Great in attendance for audience discussion***!

BDC at Harlem Stage
Wednesday, May 23, 7:30p
Q&A and Reception to follow 
Tickets only $10 

125 Franco's Blvd
by Sia Nyorkor and Jacob Templin
Wednesday, May 23rd, 7:30p  

Legendary artist Franco the Great, who started painting murals on Harlem's storefront gates in 1968, has his street art threatened by a new city law that will remove the famous painter's 40 year old security gate canvas.

and the Media That Matters Short Film:

Eyes On The Fair Use Of The Prize
by Joseph Caggiano

Copyright abuse of Fair Use? Filmmaker Joseph Caggiano learns how much is at stake when vital films are pulled from public discourse

Directions to Harlem Stage  
By Subway 
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.  

BDC Members

Little Brother: Chapter 3 Indiegogo Campaign

by Nicole Franklin and Jasmin Tiggett

The third short film in the Little Brother documentary project brings hope-filled stories from young black men of the state of Florida.

Click on the sneakers below to help raise $3,500 by June 16th!  


BDC Needs Your Support
Thanks also to those of you who've made donations to the online BDC "10 Spot" Facebook Fundraiser We still haven't reached our goal, so it's not too late to make a tax-deductible donation.  Donations make it possible for us to create professional and artistic development programs for our members, and to bring quality events to our audiences.   

Our current fundraising initiatives are the: 
  • BDC Catalog a catalog of members-only films and contact info for for press, distributors, educators and the general public interested in purchasing, screening, or distributing members' work 
  • BDC Speakers Series to bring Industry Experts to speak to our members and advise in areas such as Fundraising, Distribution, Marketing and Outreach 
  • BDC Partnership Program: to collaborate with our Organizational Partners in creating informational panels and workshops

Click below to make a donation (as little as $10), to  join the BDC (Pro, Student, and Friend of the BDC memberships are available), or to contact us for more information.  We'd love to hear from you.   

BDC Special Announcement

Veteran Filmmaker Bill Greaves Needs Our Support

One of the most respected independents in film and television production today, William Greaves is best known for his pioneering documentaries on the African American experience. He has been hailed a "Renaissance man" and "a thoroughly original multi-faceted American artist" for his films which have won more than 70 international film festival awards, an Emmy and four Emmy nominations. Today Bill is considered to be the dean of African American filmmakers and is credited with having helped to launch the careers of many African-American filmmakers.

About four years ago, Bill developed a neurological condition that impacted his ability to move, speak and swallow (and interrupted work on his latest film).  The condition was described by doctors as "degenerative", and Bill's family was told that his life expectancy was "weeks to months".   

All those who love and are rooting for Bill want to make possible this opportunity for him to recover.  Please join us in this critically important life saving effort to help a filmmaker who has contributed so much to the community.  

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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 and mentorship organization for documentary film, video, and media professionals of African descent. The BDC has a monthly screening series at Harlem Stage, the premiere arts and culture center in Harlem, open to the public. The BDC offers its members professional development workshops, educational programs and networking events, and acts as an advocate for its filmmakers.  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-sponsored events, outreach and activism.

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