FILMMAKERS & FILMS Cont-
Mickelson Civil - Writer / Director
Mickelson was born in Citè Soleil,
Port-au-Prince Haïti and came to America in
1993, when he was fifteen years old. After
Mr. Civil graduated high school, he was
unable to attend college due to his
immigrant status, despite academic and
athletic eligibility for a full scholarship.
Mickelson's dream was to go to film school
and become a director.
Delivering Louverture - 9 Min.
A Young Haitian mother Molerne
sacrifices everything she owned to get
passage in a boat to the United States
with her son, Louverture. In the boat
Justin, antagonized her. Things change
between the two as they arrive in Miami
Beach Florida. They got stop by the
United States Coast Guard and chase down
by the United States Immigration. They
put courageous effort to escape the
Coast Guards and save Louverture's life.
Brown - Writer / Director
New York-based filmmaker Mike Brown was
raised in the southern town of Petersburg,
Virginia. As his father organized local
talent shows and his mother videotaped
community events, Mike gained a fervent
interest in the arts. Later, he left
Petersburg to live in the city, Boston,
Washingtion, DC, then Los Angeles, and
travel abroad to Ghana, Nigeria, and Italy.
While in Washington, DC, Mike helped
operate, Life Pieces To Masterpieces, an
arts center for young males who lived in
Lincoln Heights public housing. Also in DC,
he attended Howard University and worked
closely with filmmakers Bill Duke and Haile
Gerima. Soonafter, he would intern on Spike
Lee's documentary "When the Levee Broke" in
A Riot in the Dark - 10 Min.
Nasir's world is upturned when he
catches his bully in a disturbing