2018 Fellow Shiraz Ahmed is one of eight documentary filmmakers who were selected for the Diverse Voices in Media Fellowship, hosted by Kartemquin…Read More
“The day the news broke about Henry the Hatter closing, I was blindsided like everyone else. The conversation of gentrification was inevitable. When you think about how long they’ve been in that location and in the manner in which they were pushed out, it’s like a casualty of war.”Read More
*photo by Lynsey Addario in the May 2018 issue of National Geographic Magazine.
As the National Geographic website says, “Behind every great photo story is a photographer— and their editor.” We’re excited to share that 2016 Fellow Razi Jafri was able to work on a year-long project telling stories of Muslims across America with Photographers Lynsey Addario and Wayne Lawrence, brought to the project by Editor and Doc DET Mentor James B Wellford! Have a look:
Directors of four in-progress documentaries will show scenes from their Works-in-Progress at this event, which is being co-presented by Facing Change: Documenting Detroit in partnership with Freep Film Festival and Planet Ant Training Center.
This event is FREE but you must RSVP! These Detroit filmmakers will discuss their movies and filmmaking careers, and show scenes from their upcoming films.
Kathy Kieliszewski, the Free Press director of visuals and Freep Film Festival artistic director, and Doug Blush, part of the team of Oscar-winning documentary Icarus, will moderate the event's discussion. The lineup:
- Filmmakers Razi Jafri and Justin Feltman: “Hamtramck, USA” explores multiculturalism and how it transforms the community.
- Wayne State University professor and filmmaker Juanita Anderson, and Detroit legend Marsha Music (Marsha Battle Philpot): "Hastings Street Blues”
- Filmmaker Andrea Claire Morningstar: “Love and Struggle: The James and Grace Lee Boggs School Story”
- Freep Film Festival alum and “Land Grab” director Sean O’Grady: “Today’s Tomorrow”
11 a.m. Sun., April 15, at Ant Hall in Hamtramck. Please RSVP here. Drinks available for purchase at the Ant Hall bar. Funny Burger will offer breakfast nachos and burritos in addition to regular menu items.Read More
Everyday Motor City: An Interview with Documenting Detroit’s Karah Shaffer
"The national news is full of stories about the revitalization of Detroit, but while these generally paint an optimistic portrait of a city on the rise, many neighborhoods and residents still feel like they are being left out." -Jarod LewRead More
"Black men are becoming endangered in the United States. Imprisonment, drugs, gun violence, and the heinous acts of some police officers are taking them away from their families and from their futures." -Cydni ElledgeRead More