Maysles Cinema, the Documentary Forum at CCNY, and Third World Newsreel Present
Made in Harlem: Fatherhood
At City College Shepard Hall (Rooms 290/291)
259 Convent Ave at 140th St.
Samein Priester, 2012, 16 min
1st&4Ever addresses the absence of the father figure and how one can learn to be an effective father if one has never had an example to look to. 1st&4Ever earned Priester a Masters in Fine Art in Documentary Filmmaking from City College of New York.
Elijah Gbotoe, Kwanzaa Owes & Musa Ibrahim, 2015, 15 min
Through the stories of fathers and sons, Fatherhood explores why some fathers decide to stay with or leave their children, and the impact of these decisions on the different generations. Produced in the Maysles Documentary Center’s Teen Producer’s Academy.
The Come Up
Rahkim Hawkins & Charles Mejias, 2017, 11 min
The story of two young fathers striving to shed the mistakes of their past and become better men for the sake of their children. Produced in the Maysles Documentary Center’s Community Producers Program.
Snacks from a local Harlem eatery to precede program.
Q&A with filmmakers Elijah Gbotoe and Kwanzaa Owes (Fatherhood) and Rahkim Hawkins (The Come Up).
Third World Newsreel is a progressive alternative media center that distributes, produces and trains, focusing on media by and about people of color. It is celebrating its 50th year of progressive media making.
This program is part of Made in Harlem, (March-May 2017), a film series for, by and about Harlem, and including Harlem-made films, filmmakers, speakers and subjects. Made in Harlem is sponsored by the West Harlem Development Corporation.