A limited series and podcast discussing all measures and propositions on the California 2020 General Election ballot
A safe space where Black women reveal their struggles with mental health, including how the "Strong Black Woman" stereotype impacts their mental wellness and healing.
This candid short doc features interviews with Black women who have or are currently experiencing a mental health crisis; insight from Black therapists regarding the particular mental health challenges Black women face; resources to cultivate healing and tools to identify self.
The Brookland Literary and
Hunting Club (BLAHC) is a poker club and gentlemen's society founded in Washington, DC in 1942 by 9 accomplished Black men from the Brookland neighborhood in the district — doctors, lawyers, scientists, university presidents — many with Howard University affiliations. But as times change, BLAHC may be reaching it's end.
To cope with homesickness, a Filipino grandmother in Los Angeles spends her savings on annual care packages for family in the Philippines. Over a month, she scours for the best deals at stores to buy necessities and ship boxes in time for Christmas. Though she feels grateful for her time in America, she must decide if she can live much longer away from her family.
A Class Act: A Conversation with Casting Directors
"Content Is King" is a Short-Form Doc/Mock Series that sheds a spotlight on what it means to be a multi-hyphenate artist as well as where the industry has been to where it is now in regards to the ever evolving opportunities for creators to create content with help from the various streaming service and many platforms in this digital age.
“Content Is King” was created with the intention to inspire, motivate and give insight to the creatives around the world at all levels and to educate the audience that may not be in the industry but would like to see a behind the scenes look at what it takes to get a project off the ground as well as give information to where the current landscape of where the industry is today.
As a child Nancy Willis dreamt of joining the circus, longing for freedom and adventure. Diagnosed with muscular dystrophy and a prognosis not to live beyond her twenties, the now 65-year-old artist invites us into her world. Combining hard hitting memories of societal discrimination with the depth and beauty of everyday moments, she opens up about vulnerability, self-exploration, family and maternity. This is a stark reminder of the treatment of disabled people, but also a remarkable story of a woman who refused to be broken by society’s limited expectations of her. The narrative meanders seamlessly between the grounded and the dream-like. A rich tapestry of artwork, observation and archive, illustrates the challenges of physical deterioration, but also the infinite possibilities of imagination.
Njattyela Sreedharan, a fourth standard drop-out, compiles a dictionary connecting four Indian languages. Travelling across four states and doing extensive research, he spent twenty five years making the multilingual dictionary. This unique dictionary offers a comparative study of Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu. 'Dreaming of Words' traces Sreedharan's life, work, love for languages and the struggles to get the dictionary published. The film also explores the linguistic and cultural diversity in India.
A four-part travel series that follows twin brothers Ron & Don Brodie on trips across the island of Jamaica to rediscover their heritage. With the help of local taxi and driving professionals, they navigate old routes while uncovering new adventures along the way.
Executive Spotlight Conversation w/Dee Harris-Lawrence
Executive Spotlight Conversation w/Caleeb Pinkett
Follow the Ballews, a multi-generational family of Black Kentucky farmers, as they embrace the strong legacy of their land while facing the struggles of being a black farmer in America.
On May 3rd 2020, I was diagnosed with the Shingles virus. Which then developed into Bell's Palsy / Ramsay Hunt syndrome. This is a visual diary documenting my journey to recovery.
Foreign Puzzle is an intimate documentary that captures the journey of an inspiring Mexican American dancer as she communicates the impermanence of life through dance while juggling the roles of a recently divorced parent of a 6-year-old, a choreographer and a primary school teacher amidst intensive treatments for breast cancer.
Through the eyes of four individuals that identify within the LGBTQIA+ community, we see their push for social justice and racial equality, advocating for ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER while also showcasing the cultural impact the BLACK LGBTQIA+community has brought to the mainstream media but underhandedly has been forgotten.
Ordained "The King of Fake News" by NPR, Jestin Coler built a network of websites meant to "infiltrate the echo chambers" of the alt-right. His empire soon grew to embody the media monolith it satirized, garnering over 100 million views and potentially swaying the election (which was swung by a mere 0.06% of the voting population).
As the 2020 elections approach and Coler's techniques are adopted by armies of fake news purveyors, virality and reality intertwine in front of our eyes, leaving truth in the eye of the beholder. In the famously flubbed words of former president George W. Bush, "There's an old saying in Tennessee...Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me, can't get fooled again." Or can we?
High Risk: The Unfiltered Truths of Minority Pregnancy is a documentary that explores the lives of several individuals that have experienced complications with conceiving, giving birth and postpartum depression. This project follows people of color on their journeys to parenthood through varying methods including assisted reproductive technology. The piece explores the health and emotional challenges that Black people face in the United States related to childbirth.
How To: Maximize Use of Optic Lenses
How To: Nail A Successful TV Pitch
How To: Protect Your Ideas in the Industry
How To: Speak to Investors for Film Financing (Under $5 mil)
How To: Writer for TV & Film
Meet Bill Khaemba! On today's episode, Josiah talks with Bill, the creator of The Kenyan Library, to discuss getting in touch with ourselves, art, and the world around us. Bill shares his photography journey which started right after high school in Nairobi, Kenya.
Kapaemahu reveals the healing power of four mysterious stones on Waikiki Beach – and the legendary dual male and female spirits within them.
Long ago, four extraordinary individuals of both male and female spirit brought the healing arts from Tahiti to Hawaii. Beloved by the people for their gentle ways and miraculous cures, they imbued four giant boulders with their powers. The stones still stand on what is now Waikiki Beach, but the true story behind them has been hidden – until now. Narrated in an ancient Hawaiian dialect, Kapaemahu brings this powerful legend back to life in vivid animation, seen through the eyes of a curious child.
"The Next 8 Seconds" chronicles the life and career of Neil Holmes, an African American bull rider, as he talks about his journey from childhood struggles to college graduate turned professional bull rider. Facing adversity, racial discrimination as well as countless life and death experiences, Neil becomes one of the best professional Bull Riders in a sport. traditionally known for white bull riders.In the sport deemed “the most dangerous sport on dirt,” Neil rides in front of his home crowd at Rodeo Houston, where he will once again thrill the crowd for “The Next 8 Seconds”
No Church in the Wild is an 8-epsiode short docuseries (8x10mins) that chronicles Leslie Wagner-Wilson's life spanning her involvement in Jim Jones' People's Temple at age 13 (SanFrancisco), the events that led her to Jonestown, Guyana, and her harrowing escape amid the massacre of over 900 people, including Wagner-Wilson's husband, mother, sister, brother, niece, and nephew.
At a daycare center in Stolin, Belarus, young people with disabilities are directed and participate as actors in theatrical productions. Their perceived limitations evaporate on stage, revealing depths of character and capabilities that are seldom explored.
In 2016, the Native youth unite the Native Nations for the first time in 150 years and rise up in spiritual solidarity to protect Mother Earth from the 3.8 billion dollar Dakota Access Pipeline. These Native water protectors honor their destiny by leading a peaceful movement of resistance which awakens the world.
Blair and Brandon Dottin-Haley of the #BLAIRISMS sit down with #SAVAGES of the culture to talk about their journeys and how they are using their legacies to make an impact on the world. Veterans of the #SAVAGECHATSERIES include the iconic Vanessa Williams, April Ryan, Kenny Lattimore and Faith Jenkins, along with Erika Alexander, Kim Coles and T.C. Carson, the ladies of En Vogue and so many more. The #SAVAGECHATSERIES is a space for fellowship, laughter, inspiration, reflection, healing and levity, a place where people are celebrated and given their flowers while they have the opportunity to see and smell them.
Following the 2012 Oak Creek Temple massacre in Wisconsin, the next wave of Sikh activists and leaders combat rising xenophobia through their seva, creating impact on a national scale and challenging FBI statistics to accurately reflect hate crimes against Sikhs.
SONY Intersectional Marketing Presents: Socially Relevant vs. Socially Responsbible
After a series of conversations with his 8 year-old daughter about the current racial climate, Emmai was inspired by watching her make BLM signs and use art to express her feelings. Being a witness, he was moved to find creative ways to augment the voices that often get overlooked. Emmai and Makayla take ASL classes together and to this day, is important to their relationship
The history, lineage and future progressions of jazz dance.
The story of Jazz Dance is a complex one, it goes to the very heart of humanity.It is a story of triumph over adversity, oppression and privilege as well as a celebration, because ultimately, what all people have in common is rhythm and a basic human need to get down.
Vic Barret was just 12-years-old when Hurricane Sandy hammered his native New York City. "It's easy to feel like nature can't really touch you when you're in a concrete city. But in that moment, I realized the actions that perpetuate climate change were a direct cause of how that storm affected us." Since then, Vic has spoken to the United Nations, testified before Congress, and become one of 21 plaintiffs on the landmark U.S. constitutional climate change lawsuit Juliana v United States.
His message has traveled far, but he has one important audience he still struggles to reach: his own father.
We Have Reached the Moment follows Vic’s journey as he tries to explain to his climate-denying father the impacts of the climate crisis on their own disenfranchised communities. Adding to this deeply emotional challenge is Vic’s concurrent gender transition, shifting their relationship from father-daughter to father-son, for which there is no instructional manual. Vic ultimately, like any son or daughter, desires unconditional acceptance, love, and support from his parent… but how do we connect with loved ones when their belief systems undermine our very identity and right to a healthy future?
What Do You Do?! aims to expose career opportunities while highlighting the wild and often
non-linear journeys that lead us to our passions. For some of us, we know when we’re young.
For others, it comes later. For some, it’s clear. Others experience a fog of curiosities that led,
guided, pushed, pulled but ultimately called us to our life’s work.