#bbdigital in partnership with Made in NY Media Center present: We Got Next!
Join us as we highlight independent content creators of color who use media for social justice! This event will feature film screenings and an engaging conversation with independent media makers who create cutting edge content that inspire new conversations and foster coalition building.
Now more than ever people from every race, gender, sexual orientation and religious background want their stories and voices to be heard. In light of current political landscape, now is the time for media makers and community organizers to use their talent to shift paradigms and perspectives to empower communities to TAKE ACTION.
Kamau Ware–Black Gotham Experience
The Black Gotham Experience web series follows Kamau Ware and his amazing team as they develop the walking tour series while producing their first graphic novel – Other Side of Wall Street. They study, laugh, create, and work around challenges in producing a visual story that celebrates the impact of the African Diaspora on New York City.
Sean Torrington–SLAY TV
From the creative minds of founders Sean Torrington, Terry Torrington, and James Felton Keith comes SLAY TV. SLAY TV is internet TV for viewers interested in the global queer community and its stories. Boasting +20 channels to choose from aggregated content across the web, exclusive streaming content, and curated content.
Filmmaker Antonio Colodro documents how mainstream media neglected to report the story. In her short documentary entitled Maylin she tells the story of 20 year old Dominican American Marilyn Reynoso whose body washed ashore the Harlem River on July 30, three days after she was reported as missing.
Kiera Kyoto Lewis-–Dates For Coffee An international documentary film
Is there an danger in a singular story? A live action and animated documentary, Dates for Coffee captures how stories and media influence worldviews from the perspectives of Arabs and Americans. The film explores personal stories from Oman, Yemen, Sudan and the Palestinian Territories as well as across the United States revealing how some of the most extreme views of the world can develop from the simplicity of a Disney story or a daily proverb. Directed/Produced by Kiera Kyoto Lewis; Co-Produced by Coridon Bratton; Cinematography by Jake Swantko (ICARUS); Music by Todd Roach; Consulting by Nora DeBroder (Fox News, Wall Street Journal)
Azure McBride–Cleanse for PNQ Collective
PNQ, (pronounced "pink") is a collective founded by three cross-discipline women artists creating art installations, film, dance productions, and music. "Cleanse" is part II of two-part video series entitled The Howl. The Howl takes a surreal journey through the subjects stream of consciousness as she explores self-love, womanhood, her divine femininity, and freedom."
Shannon Shird–BodyMore and Bloom
Shannon Shird is the writer and producer of the short narrative, BodyMore and the documentary Bloom.
BodyMore –Short narrative
When carefree and rebellious, Carrie Cook returns home to Baltimore to protest and condemn the horrific killing of a Black man and subsequent police acquittal a wild night of partying with old friends sets off a series of events that complicate her quest for justice and leave her forever changed.
Follows three men from their homes in NYC and Kingston as they journey to beautiful Negril to experience BLOOM JAMAICA, an annual global festival celebrating inclusivity and freedom. Explore identity and connection through the lense of our main characters as they let go of social restraints, traverse past the frontiers of their own personal experience to build long lasting ties