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From Harriet to Whitney: Kasi Lemmons Honors Black History

On this day in 2019, Harriet was released in theaters. This incredible biopic about an incredible woman – Harriet Tubman – took an incredible filmmaker. And the filmmaker who made Harriet happen is Kasi Lemmons. 

Kasi’s career spans over three decades, making an enormous impact on the film world – especially in its representation of Black characters and more.


Sabaah Folayan Shows the Power of Trust in Documentaries

On this day in 2017, Whose Streets?, an impactful documentary about the Ferguson uprising, was released in theaters. This film was created by the incomparable Sabaah Folayan.

Sabaah Folayan is an American documentary filmmaker and activist. Sabaah’s path to filmmaking and education, while unconventional, informed her work in a unique more.