Now That Summer’s Over…
I can breathe a little.
The bulk of my summer was spent completing The Black Girl Project, my first documentary film and laying the foundation, with a group of wonderful women, for an organization based on the film with the same name. I had no idea what I was doing when I decided to begin this process, all I knew is that it had to be done and I stepped out on a limb.
I’ve been asked by several people where did I get my love form film and my answer has been that I have a love for stories and films are just visual stories. However, I have always liked movies and have friends who are in the commercial film industry who’ve encouraged my work. But my true inspiration has come from the young people I have had the pleasure to work with over the years. I’ve used many tools to help them empower themselves from literature, art to film and it was when I was using the film curriculum from Scenarios USA, it hit me. I knew that I could do this.
I had a very successful screening at Long Island University’s Spike Lee Screening Room on August 27th, which I am still digesting and will write about soon and are working on other screening dates before the film is released for purchase. It is my goal to have The Black Girl Project and its associated content be utilized as a teaching tool.
I want to thank everyone who attended the screening and who continue to support my work.