chromatic black™ to present the chromatic black™ Disruptor Award
The MCHRFF‘s mission is threefold: 1) educate and expand awareness of social justice issues; 2) generate conversation and dialogue around civil and human rights, and 3) inspire innovative and creative new approaches to social change. In celebration of this mission, the chromatic black™ stage will host panel discussions with notable actors, producers, writers and thought leaders including Entrepreneur and Fashion Designer J. Alexander Martin, Social Justice Advocate Akeem Browder, Emmy Award-winning Actor Keith David, Actor-Producer Cory Hardrict, Producer Deniese Davis, and Film Director Christine Swanson.
“We are thrilled to be working with the Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival, home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and legendary director Spike Lee’s alma mater, to celebrate independent films, filmmakers and industry professionals who tell coherent, sticky, nuanced stories to help us make meaning of our world,” said Abeni Bloodworth, chief executive officer, and Angela Harmon, president, of chromatic black™ and MCHRFF co-chairs.
Events taking place at the chromatic black™ (https://chromaticblack.org/) stage include:
Key panel discussions on Black filmmaking in Hollywood, disrupting the master narrative, and social justice will take place on the chromatic black™ (https://chromaticblack.org/) stage at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center (900 West End Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310).
● Black Filmmaking in Hollywood – Thursday, September 22 at 7pm ET
Kors Vandiver, filmmaker, and Ray Cornelius, one of Atlanta’s newest entertainment writers and media personalists, will host this panel discussion.
○ Insecure‘s Deniese Davis, actor-producer
○ Cory Hardrict, a veteran actor – producer
○ Two Lewis, an acclaimed talent manager
○ Kellon Akeem, and director-producer
● Making of the Maverick – Friday, September 23 at 7pm ET
○ David Wall Rice, professor of psychology at Morehouse College and principal investigator of the Identity, Art, and Democracy Lab, discusses charting one’s own course in the entertainment industry and in life.
○ Akeem Browder, activist and CEO of the Kalief Browder Foundation
○ J. Alexander Martin, TV host, author, and public speaker
○ Keith David, three-time Emmy Award-winning voice-over actor also known for his on-screen roles (ATL, Disney’s The Princess & The Frog, DC’s League of Super Pets, HBO’s Love Life).
chromatic black™ (https://chromaticblack.org/) offers grants up to $250K to Black filmmakers, visual arts and creative placemakers through the Ida B. Wells Fund (https://idabwellsfund.com/) to take risks and produce original new works. The Ida B. Wells Fund (http://idabwellsfund.com/) competition is open to unique storytellers with fresh perspectives, multifaceted characters, and unpredictable arcs. During MCHRFF, chromatic black™ (https://chromaticblack.org/) will present the 2021 Ida B. Wells winner and screen the short film, FANNIE on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 4:30pm ET.
○ Oscar-nominated actress Aunjanue Ellis brings to life civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer in a riveting short film, FANNIE. Directed by award-winning filmmaker and a 2021 Ida B. Wells Fund (https://idabwellsfund.com/) winner, Christine Swanson, the film examines the acclaimed freedom fighter’s gripping account of the brutality Black Americans faced along the journey to full equality and voting rights. This short film recently won an award at the 2022 BronzeLens Festival.
Cultural Marketplace, Saturday, September 24, from 9 am to 5 pm ET
The chromatic black™ (https://chromaticblack.org/) cultural market amplifies the festival by creating space to celebrate and build connections with Atlanta’s Black artisan and tastemaker community. The market will offer a variety of holistic and aesthetic products reflective of our ethnic and cultural heritage.
chromatic black™ (https://chromaticblack.org/) Awards – September 24, 2022 at 7pm ET
chromatic black™ (https://chromaticblack.org/) will present the Disruptor Award for film that challenges the status quo by exposing what has been hidden, posing new ways of being, and modeling new forms of action at a ceremony on September 24, 2022. The chromatic black™ (https://chromaticblack.org/) Disruptor Award will include $2,500 in prize money.
“We have made significant investments in MCHRFF to amplify authentic, prolific voices through equitable storytelling, and it is our hope that by watching these films and supporting artists in our cultural marketplace, attendees will be inspired to spark dialogue and affect real change,” said chromatic black™ (https://chromaticblack.org/) co-founders and MCHRFF co-chairs Abeni Bloodworth and Angela Harmon.
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About the Morehouse Human Rights Film Festival (https://morehousefilmfestival.eventive.org/schedule)
The Morehouse Human Rights Film Festival was founded in 2019 to expand Morehouse College’s position as an institution founded on the principles of equality and social justice. Now in its fourth year, the Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival is continuing its work to empower and uplift the next generation of filmmakers and creatives, showcasing short-to-full length documentary and feature films from creators around the globe that provoke discussions about human rights.
About chromatic black™ (https://chromaticblack.org/),
chromatic black™ (https://chromaticblack.org/),is a collective of 10,000+ Black artists – activists across a spectrum of creative disciplines. We are storytellers and we use our artistic platforms – art, education, film, television, live and digital entertainment – to bring about cultural change. chromatic black™ (https://chromaticblack.org/),provides a forum for artists to gather in-person and virtually to discuss the ways in which the creative sector might help mediate change and navigate the challenges of equity and racial injustice across an intersection of issue areas, hold change and collectively build cultural power.
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