Sistas are Doin' it for Themselves

A screening and dialog of African American

Women Filmmakers

See Their Images… Hear Their Stories…


Moderated by:

ModeratorFay Hauser-Price Aka Fay Hauser
Fay Hauser-Price has worked in many artistic genres. Her 35 mm short film “Where There’s Smoke…,” a Kodak project that challenged its directors to deliver a cinematic story with 10 minutes of raw film stock, showed her ingenuity with the camera, and story. Fayís 2nd short, “5150” was digitally shot. Both are garnering attention at film festivals around the world, including receiving Best Experimental Short in the VSM Festival, being nominated for Best Short USA in the Swansea Bay, England Festival, and airing on “BETís Lens on Talent”.

  For television, Fay directed “Emerging Artist Showcase” for PBS. Before joining the Directors Guild of America, she was a Producer/Writer on over 25 reality/documentary TV shows including the 2hour international project “Paris In Search of A Dream” and the 26 episode international jazz show “Red, Hot and Cool.” She recently produced the 30-minute 26-episode cabler “Living With Soul” which garnered a Vision Award nomination.

  Fay is currently producing, in preparation for directing, her 1st feature film “The Pregnant Detective,” a mystery dramady loaded with action. This project is in partnership with Hot Flash Films, and is slated to begin filming in 2011.


Films and Filmmakers

Gianni-Amber North - Director

EngagementEngagement – 10:22 Min. 
Jolie is in love with Elam, but her family can't stand him. If there is to be a future with him, she will have to face her fear of the ultimate commitment and her family.


 

Erma Elzy

Free MealRedeemer – 17:47 Min.
Eddie “Silk” Jacks has it all Ė money, a burgeoning career and the love of his biggest fan, his Grandmother. But, after a fateful night, Silk learns some hard lessons and the meaning of unconditional love in an attempt to redeem himself.



Ekwa Msangi-Omari

TaharukiTaharuki (Suspense) – 12:00 Min.
Set against the backdrop of the start of the devastating post-election violence that took place in Kenya in 2007/2008 and has left tens of thousands of Kenyans homeless, traumatized or dead, Taharuki (Suspense) is the fictional account of a man and woman from opposing ethnic tribes who're working for an underground liberation movement to expose a child-trafficking cartel when some-thing goes wrong, and they're forced to make tough choices in order to stay alive and complete their mission. Time is running out, lives are at stake, and every second counts. What they choose could change the course of history…


 

Lori Webster

For Colored GirlsFor Colored Girls – 6:00 Min.
A young woman seeking to redefine herself on her own terms grapples with embracing the natural texture of her hair versus conforming to more conventional modes of beauty. Scarred by a lifetime of stringent processing, she must reexamine her definition of beauty in ultimately defining it on her own terms.



KMarie Walters

Thank You For WashingBreaking News – 14:27 Min.
The peace and quiet Kendra Davis covets, eludes her today. Her rambunctious children: nine-year-old, CJ; six-year-old, Melissa; and four-year-old, James won’t let up. Everything from an occasional sibling disagreement or innocent melodic song weighs heavy on her psyche. Kendra reaches her breaking point, while her husband Christian is at work. What happens next will be tomorrow's top story.



Shawnee’ and Shawnelle Gibbs

The PostwomanSule and the Case of the Tiny Sparks – 11:19 Min.
When a young girl named Yaa needs to know how to persuade her friends to help the new boy in the village with his laundry, she seeks guidance from a 10 year-old proverb detective named Sule who takes her on a journey where she learns that Great Fires Erupt Tiny Sparks.




Barbara E. Allen

Morning DueMorning Due – 13:48 Min.
A story about a young mother who loses her husband after having a new born child.

 


Jackie J. Stone

SpentIf I Leap – 19:51 Min.
A young catholic sister is dealing with her desire for something she has never experienced—erotic love. When the nephew of the Mother Superior seeks refuge at the convent after deserting the army refusing to serve a third tour of duty in Operation Iraq Freedom, the two engage in an intimate relationship that will change the course of her life.

 

 
   
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