Documentary Features

Behind the Curtain: Eclipsed

Description

A documentary chronicling the rise and realization of Eclipsed -- a groundbreaking Broadway play written, directed and performed by all women of African descent.
 

Cast & Credits

Danai Gurira
Saycon Sengbloh
Liesl Tommy
Akosua Busia
Zainab Jah
Lupita Nyong’o
Clint Ramos
Cookie Jordan

Director: Collin Harris
Producer: Collins J. Harris IV
Producer: Michaela Angela Davis
Executive Producer: Ava L. Hall
Co-Executive Producer: Michael D. Armstrong

Co-Producer: Stephen C. Byrd
Co-Producer: Alia Jones-Harvey
Associate Producer: Tamara Scurlock Briggs

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Coach Jake

Description

At 70 years old, Martin "Coach Jake" Jacobson is the most winning high school coach in New York City history. Both on the soccer field and off, this season may be his toughest yet. With a rapidly advancing liver disease and age taking its toll, his legacy as a winner is on the line as the clock on his life and career begin to wind down. A documentary by Ian Phillips.
 

Cast & Credits

Director: Ian Phillips
Producer: Ian Phillips
Executive Producer: Derek Cribbs
Director of Photography: Ian Phillips
Editor: Cedar Daniels

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Geek Girls

Description

Women inhabit the hidden half of nerd culture; a world of cute dresses, professional gamers, fake names and death threats. In the first feature-length documentary about geeky women, filmmaker Gina Hara struggles through unexpected resistance to discover and show their experiences.
 

Cast & Crew

Elisabeth Fallen
Mariko McDonald
Stephanie Harvey
Jamie Broadnax
Rebecca Cohen-Palacios
Mia Moore
Anita Sengupta
Rachel Simon Weil
Kim Hoang
"Alice" 
"Meeee" 

Director: Gina Hara
Producer: Michael Massicotte
DOP: Mattias Graham
Editor: Mirenda Ouellet
 

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Milwaukee 53206

Description

MILWAUKEE 53206 chronicles the lives of those affected by incarceration in America's most incarcerated ZIP code. Through the intimate stories of three 53206 residents, we witness the high toll mass incarceration takes on individuals and families that make-up the community. The film not only examines Milwaukee’s ZIP code 53206, but also illuminates the story of people from across the United States who live with the daily affects of mass incarceration.
 

Cast & Crew

Beverly Walker
Dennis C. Walton
Chad S.A. Wilson
Muhibb Dyer 

Director and Producer: Keith McQuirter
Producer: Katie Taber
Producer: Adam Miller
Line Producer: Michelle Budnick
Executive Producer: Nick Stuart
Executive Producer: CarolAnne Dolan
Director of Photography: Derek Wiesehahn
Editor: Paul Lovelace
Editor: Jason Pollard

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Speaking Tongues

Description

In many cities in Mexico, a big number of young people are getting devoted to the art of Rap.  They live for Rap and nurture from it. Who are these Mexican rappers? What do they find in this culture that society is not giving them? How has this intense relationship with words and language transformed them and helped them survive in this country that doesn’t offer any opportunities?
 

Cast & Crew

Director: Kyzza Terrazas
Producer: Carlos Sosa, Kyzza Terrazas and Laura Imperiale
DP: Alberto Anaya and Israel Cárdenas
Editor: Yibrán Assuad
Direct Sound: Emilio Cortés
Sound Design: Alejandro de Icaza
Cast: Tanque, Menuda Coincidencia, C-Kan, Jin Beast, Serko Fu, Tino “El Pingüino”, Aczino, Mike Díaz, etc. Among others
 

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Teach Us All

Description

Teach Us All is a documentary and social justice movement on educational inequality set against the backdrop of the 1957 Little Rock school desegregation crisis. Timed to coincide with the 60th anniversary, Teach Us All seeks to build the capacity of students and educators to take leadership in carrying forth the legacy of the Little Rock Nine while activating broader community engagement in today’s urgent movement for educational equity.
 

Cast & Crew

Elizabeth Eckford
Terrence Roberts
Sylvia Mendez
Sybil Hampton
Nikole Hannah-Jones
Pedro Noguera
Bradley Poindexter
Jonathan Crossley

Director/Writer/Producer: Sonia Lowman
Cinematographer/Editor: Josiah Engstrom
Associate Producer/Narrator: Sarah Haufrect
Editor: Austin Anderson
 

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Word is Bond

Description

Lyricism is the foundation of hip hop music. Word is Bond explores the nature of lyricism and those who practice the art form. From up-and-coming artists, to some of the most legendary figures the game has ever known.
 

Cast & Crew

Director: Sacha Jenkins
Producer: Peter Bittenbender
 

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