Producers’ Forum: Documenting Movement with Madeline Anderson

/Producers’ Forum: Documenting Movement with Madeline Anderson

october, 2020

23oct7:00 pm9:00 pmProducers' Forum: Documenting Movement with Madeline Anderson

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Madeline Anderson is often credited as being the first Black woman to produce and direct a televised documentary film, the first Black woman to produce and direct a syndicated tv series, the first Black employee at New York-based public television station WNET, and one of the first black women to join the film editor’s union. The three films in this screening, made between 1960 and 1970, document Black people in their struggle for equality, becoming indispensable historical records and fundamental pieces of political documentary filmmaking in the process.

Integration Report – One (1960)
Incorporating footage by documentary legends Albert Maysles and Ricky Leacock, pro- test songs by Maya Angelou, and a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., Integration Report 1 examines the struggle for black equality in Alabama, Brooklyn and Washington, D.C.

A Tribute to Malcolm X (USA, 16 min, 1967)
A commemoration of the four-year anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, featuring an intimate interview with his wife, Betty Shabazz.

I Am Somebody (USA, 30 min, 1970)
In 1969, black female hospital workers in Charleston, South Carolina went on strike for union recognition and a wage increase, only to find themselves in a confrontation with the state government and the National Guard.


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The Greater Philadelphia Film Office (GPFO) is a "film commission" representing southeastern Pennsylvania that officially serves the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.

We are a member of the Association of Film Commissions International (AFCI). GPFO, first established in 1985 as a part of Philadelphia city government, continues to reside within city offices.

In 1992, we became a regional economic development agency, incorporating in 2000 as the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation.


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