W.E.B. Du Bois: A Biography in Four Voices (1995) Film Screening and Discussion With Documentary Filmmaker Louis Massiah

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 // 2:00 pm

Sullivan Hall: Blockson Collection -- 1330 W. Polett Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Louis Massiah

Join us at the Blockson Collection for a screening of documentary filmmaker Louis Massiah’s W.E.B. Du Bois: A Biography in Four Voices (1995) followed by a discussion. A MacArthur Foundation Fellow, Massiah is known for addressing important but often-neglected subjects with integrity, insight, and artistry. His producing and directing credits include Trash (1985), The Bombing of Osage Avenue (1986), Cecil B. Moore (1987), and Louise Alone Thompson Patterson: In Her Own Words (2002). He also produced two films for the PBS series Eyes on the Prize II (1990) and produced the five channel permanent video installation for the National Park Service's President's House historic site.

Louis Massiah is a documentary filmmaker and the founder of the Scribe Video Center in Philadelphia, a media arts center that provides workshops and equipment access to community groups and emerging independent media makers. A MacArthur Foundation Fellow, Massiah has developed community media production methodologies that assists first time makers use media as a creative tool for authoring their own history including the Precious Places Community History project, a documentary video project produced collaboratively with over 90 neighborhood organizations in the Philadelphia area.

Registration is requested.

Charles L. Blockson Collection