Spirits of Rebellion: Black Cinema from UCLA

97 min, 2016
dir. Zeinabu irene Davis
Co-Producer D. Andy Rice
https://spiritsofrebellion.com/

Synopsis

Spirits of Rebellion: Black Cinema from UCLA documents a critically acclaimed, but relatively unknown group of black film artists known as the Los Angeles (LA) Rebellion. As the first sustained movement in the United States by a collective of minority filmmakers, they reimagined the production process to represent, reflect, and enrich their own communities.

Role

As Associate Producer and Additional Editor, I worked with Zeinabu irene Davis and co-Producer D. Andy Rice to complete Spirits of Rebellion: Black Cinema from UCLA. We finalized picture in winter 2015 and have since enjoyed several screenings and awards.

Awards

Best Diaspora Documentary - African Academy Awards, 2016 (Senegal)
Best Feature Documentary Jury Award - Blackstar Film Festival, Philadelphia, 2016
Best Feature Documentary Audience Award (shared with Free Ce Ce) - Blackstar Film Festival, Philadelphia, 2016

 

 

Giovanna Chesler and director Zeinabu irene Davis at Blackstar Film Festival, Philadelphia, PA 2016

Giovanna Chesler and director Zeinabu irene Davis at Blackstar Film Festival, Philadelphia, PA 2016