2020 PANELS, LIVE EVENTS & SPOTLIGHT SCREENINGS

FRIDAY, AUGUST 28

2:00 p.m. EST
IN CONTROL: BLACK FEMALE PERSPECTIVES ON DIRECTING AND STORYTELLING

(Sponsored by Facebook)

Daughter of Eve presents a conversation with three dynamic Black female directors on feature and documentary filmmaking offering a window into their creative journeys and processes.

Panelists:

  • Gina Prince- Bythewood, Director, The Old Guard
  • Christine Swanson, Director, The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel
  • Jacqueline Olive, Director, Always in Season

Moderator: Terri Prettyman Bowles and Michele Prettyman Ph.D., Media Consultants, Daughters of Eve


5:00 p.m. EST
STARZ presents POWER BOOK II: GHOST

(Sponsored by STARZ)

Join the cast and creators to discuss the newest chapter in the POWER universe.

Panelists:

  • Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson – Executive Producer
  • Michael Rainey Jr. – Actor/ portrays Tariq St. Patrick
  • Naturi Naughton – Actor/ portrays Tasha St. Patrick
  • Mary J. Blige – Actor/ portrays Monet Stewart Tejada
  • Cliff “Method Man” Smith – Actor/ portrays Davis MacLean

Moderator: Yohana Desta, Editor, Vanity Fair


8:00 p.m. EST
YUSUF HAWKINS: STORM OVER BROOKLYN (Spotlight Screening)

(Sponsored by HBO® and HBO MAX)

Directed by Muta’Ali Muhammad (Life’s Essentials with Ruby Dee) the film Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn tells the story of Yusuf Hawkins, a Black teenager who was murdered in 1989 by a group of young white men in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. Yusuf Hawkins’ death and the official response to it sparked outrage in New York, unleashing a torrent of racial tension and spurring tireless civil rights activism that exposed deep racial prejudices and inequities which continue to plague the country today. Over 30 years later, the film gathers candid interviews with Yusuf’s family and friends, well-known community leaders, and those closest to the case — as well as archival footage, witness statements and more — to reflect on the tragedy and subsequent fight for justice that inspired and divided New York City.

Screening Immediately followed by IG Live Talkback with Director Muta’ Alli Muhammed @americanblackfilmfestival