Filmmakers in a group shot at the NBPC 360 bootcamp training retreat. Front row, from left: Sabrina Gray, former NBPC Executive Director Mable Haddock, Neycha Herford, Shellee Haynesworth, Judith Helfand, Kay Shaw, Hassatou Diallo, Shertease Wheeler, Arthur Jafa; back row, from left: Damon Colquhoun, Isaac Solotaroff, Shukree Tilghman, Nonso Christian Ugbode, Gregory Warren, Sandy Rattley, Derek Koen, Nosarieme Garrick, Ouida Washington and Garland McLaurin. (Photo: Lindsey Seide)
Filmmaker Hassatou Diallo screens some work on her lab top during the NBPC 360 incubator. Photo by Lindsey Seide.
Kay Shaw NBPC’s Director for Strategic Engagement consults with filmmaker Damon Colquohoun at the Center for Social Innovation, a co-working space hosting the six-week NBPC 360 incubator for web and TV pilots.
Filmmakers Ouida Washington, Shukree Tilghman, Isaac Solotaroff and Sabrina Gray listen during a storytelling workshop at the NBPC 360 bootcamp. Photo by Anthony Phillips.
Filmmaker Sabrina Gray gives a presentation during the NBPC 360 incubator feedback sessions, also known as “The Terror Room.” Photo by Lindsey Seide.
Following the day-to-day stories of students, parents, teachers and staff at the Washington Metropolitan High School (DC MET), “180 Days: Inside An American High School” is an intimate portrait of a public school that attempts to make a difference in the lives of students each and every day. The documentary will premiere March 17 as part of “American Graduate,” a public media initiative to improve high school graduation rates.
AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange, the innovative series about contemporary Black life, art and culture currently airing on public television stations across the country, continues with AFROPUNK presents The Triptych. The film, produced by Matthew Morgan and Jocelyn Cooper of AFROPUNK, will air as the fourth episode of the series, which this year is hosted by actress Yaya DaCosta.
Director Maggie Betts takes viewers on a journey to a Zambian community and a family beset by AIDS. Twenty-eight-year-old Mutinta Mweemba has married a handsome man, only to discover he is already married. Begrudgingly she becomes wife #2. A third wife brings drama soon overshadowed by the spread of AIDS throughout the family.
Actress Yaya DaCosta, soon to be seen in the title role of Lifetime’s I Will Always Love You: The Whitney Houston Story, will host the public television series AfroPoP: The Ultimate Exchange as it returns for its seventh season. The star will emcee the new season of the innovative documentary program on contemporary art, life and culture in the African Diaspora.