OUR COMMON GROUND with Janice Graham
WITNESSES FROM THE BRIDGE Series
Filmmaker, Nicholle La Vann
“Living Legendz” Telling OUR STORY, RECORDING OUR PATH”
March 30, 2013 10pm ET LIVE and CALL-In
“WITNESSES FROM THE BRIDGE”
“They came to Change a Nation and Lift Up A People”
The Women of the Black Power Movement
ABOUT ” Living Legendz” and Award-Winning Filmmaker, Nicholle La Vann
FREEDOM and JUSTICE WARRIOR
“Living Legendz” is documentary that highlights the lives of Abiodun Oyewole, Dr. Leonard Jeffries and Jamal Joseph and their contributions to their community and culture.
“Living Legendz” The documentary series explores the lives of African and Latino American icons. So much of Black and Latino history has been lost or not documented leaving others to tell our stories.
The filmmaker, Nicholle La Vann, says, ” It is my responsibility to be that keeper of our history and provide a platform where their lives and accomplishments can be heard.”
La Vann is a an award winning filmmaker with a Master of Fine Arts from the City University of New York in Media Arts Production. As an artist of visual culture, Nicholle is interested in the intersection between the digital environment and media social issues. As a video artist, she focuses on the impact of injustice and youth development while integrating related factors such as poverty. Nicholle’s interest continues to be in the area of facilitating dialogues between people. Which mean challenging existing assumptions as well as searching for new ways of addressing current issues. La Vann continues to give back through teaching documentary workshops in New York City and Toronto and screenings that provide feedback discussions with audiences.
She is a warrior storyteller with a modern day weapon. Recording the best of our aspirations in the 21st Century.
She notes that, “Too much emphasis has been put on our appearance and not enough on our mindset. It is my goal to inspire audiences of all races with a special interest on my own. The amount of knowledge that children learn in school is not always accurate nor true, depending on where the source comes from.”
Living Legendz is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Living Legendz must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Your contributions in support of this project are appreciated.
about Filmdress Filmz
Filmstress Filmz is a creative multimedia production company specializing in social marketing. We work with an array of agencies, corporations and non-profit organizations, and government agencies to build and educate cause marketing campaigns through a wide range of video productions. Our work includes Public Service Announcements (PSAs), documentary shorts, music videos and internet streaming video. Our projects address social issues rarely heard in mainstream media. We offer broadcast quality media for television, community screenings, fundraisers, presentations, conferences, film festivals and workshops.
Join us in this conversation with Filmmater, Nicholle La Van about this important recording of our history and storyteller, a contemporary warrior in Black History.
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