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Negative Images of Black Males in Cinema

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World Wide with Doshon Farad

World Wide with Doshon Farad


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Tonight we'll be speaking live with filmmakers Janks Morton who is the writer, director, and producer of the award winning documentary "What Black Men Think" and Hisani Dubose who is the writer, director, and producer of the award winning documentary "The Vanishing Black Male'. We'll be discussing how cinema has shaped the often demonized perception of black men and boys in America. 

JANKS MORTON is a groundbreaking international and award winning Documentarian and Social-Political Activist. As founder of iYAGO ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, LLC, he states "the company came into existence to reflect both the conscious and the unconscious soul of Black America. In 2009, JANKS founded Men To Boys, Inc, a national non-profit organization with a mission of reconnecting fathers to sons and mentors to mentees.

HISANI DUBOSE is the founder/director of NJ Movie Maker's Network, a service organization for New Jersey's independent film/video community. They provide workshops and screenings for filmmakers.  She is also a Screenwriter/Director/Producer/Author who has also served as a consultant for non-profit organizations for several years. Dubose is the dynamic writing and producing force behind Seven Generations Media, LLP. She has won awards for her documentary, "The Vanishing Black Male" and one of her screenplays placed as a finalist in Director/Producer Francis Ford Coppola's Amercian Zoetrope Screen Writer's Competition.