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) and a follow up discussion. A MacArthur Foundation Fellow, Massiah is known for addressing important but often-neglected subjects with integrity, insight, and artistry, and 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).

In addition to his film work, Massiah founded the Philadelphia-based Scribe Video Center, which provides access to media production facilities for underrepresented people. This center trains emerging video makers and helps members of community organizations address issues of social concern through the creative use of video. At the Scribe Video Center, he served as executive producer for Precious Places (2005), a citywide community video history project in the form of twenty-one short documentaries. He continues to work as an independent documentary filmmaker and serves as executive director of the Scribe Video Center.

Charles L. Blockson Collection