Free Event: The Heritage Tour Featuring “Kunta Kinteh Island” at Wayne State University

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An Educational Symposium and Documentary Film Screening
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On March 18 at the Community Arts Auditorium on the campus of Wayne State University, beginning at 9AM, filmmaker and composer Elvin Ross will debut his film “Kunta Kinteh Island: Coming Home Without Shackles.” It is an hour documentary about the slave trade and the effect it has had on Americans whose ancestors were Kings and Queens. The event is FREE.

 

In addition to viewing the film, there will also be an opportunity to ask questions of its producer/director Elvin Ross followed by a symposium of 3 panels discussing:

 

Connecting and Growing Our Roots
The Documentary Production Process
Film and TV in Our Schools

 

Students involved in the disciplines of Film, Television, Music and Africana Studies will hear from professionals working in these fields and have their questions addressed.

 

The Michigan Chapter is very excited about being able to present this opportunity to the students of Michigan’s Higher Educational facilities and hope that you find it of interest as well.

 

You can download this flyer to post and distribute to your students. We encourage you to go to the Wayne State University website and register so that we know how many plan to attend. Also, if you want a sneak preview of the documentary go to the NATAS-MI website.

As a result of a partnership with Elvin Ross Studios, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is pleased to present this symposium FREE OF CHARGE to students and their professors.

This is a unique opportunity to get first-hand information from professionals working in the areas of film, television and music.


MARCH
18th – 9AM
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI

Kunta Kinteh Island Trailer
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Kuntah Kinteh Island:
Coming Home Without Shackles
EDUCATIONAL PANELS
Panel 1: Moving Forward:
“Connecting and Growing our Educational Roots”
PANELISTS:  Melba J. Boyd, Professor and Chair, WSU Africana Studies, Dr. Xavier Livermon, WSU Africana Studies

Panel 2: The Documentary Production Process:
“How does it work in the current market?”
PANELISTS: Elvin Ross, Tony D’Anunnzio, Gary May, Harvey Ovshinsky, Tony Mottley, Jennifer Champagne

Panel 3: Film & TV in

our Schools:

“How is it working? How do we improve it?”

PANELISTS: Jennifer Champagne; Adjunct Instructor at Madonna, Chuck Derry; Director of Broadcast & Cinema Arts & Associate Professor at Madonna University, Dick Kernen; Vice President, Specs Howard School of Media Arts, Jerry Rimmer; Freelance Actor/Director, Director of news – WXYZ (Ret.), Cory Davis and Kyle McNiff; Broadcast and Cinema Arts Program students at Madonna University

 

 

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