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.
trying to take the form somewhere. Much like African-American
musicians did with music, I'm trying to do that with the documentary."
BDCCatalog is here!
As promised, we are launching the BDC Catalog --
a catalog of members-only films and contact info to be made available
online for press, distributors, educators and the general public
interested in purchasing, screening, or distributing members' work.
is an invaluable opportunity to reach new audiences, increase
visibility and promotional opportunities, and generate revenue. To add
your films to the catalog, please send an email to Catalog@BDCnewyork.org, and you will receive further instructions about making a submission.
The first publication deadline is the end of this month, so please send in your information ASAP!!!
You MUST be a current BDC Member
Submission Deadline for First Publication is June 30th, 2012
**Join us for the WORLD PREMIERE at Harlem Stage**
Reception to follow
Panel and Q&A with filmmaker
click here to watch trailer
For five years filmmaker Naimah Fuller examined the staggeringnumber of blacks leaving major citiesand relocating to the south. In herfilm Home: The Great Migration of the 21st Century,
Naimah studiedthe "push-pull" factors of this new phenomenon by
exploring historicaland current conditions facing blacks in the north
and the south.
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.
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.