Founded by documentarian St. Clair Bourne, The Black Documentary Collective (BDC) provides filmmakers, video producers and media professionals of African descent, with the opportunity to network and promote each others’ work.
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
and the Media That Matters Short Film:
Eyes On The Fair Use Of The Prize
by Joseph Caggiano
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
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.
third short film in the Little Brother documentary project brings
hope-filled stories from young black men of the state of Florida.
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BDCNeeds 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:
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.
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.
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.