TPFF ALUMNI WATCH: Best Actress at The People’s Film Festival 2016 Winner Nadhege Ptah featured in Huffington Post

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TPFF ALUMNI WATCH: Best Actress at The People’s Film Festival 2016 Winner Nadhege Ptah featured in Huffington Post

 This morning, we woke up to the Academy Award news that three movies that center Black lives – Moonlight, Fences, and Hidden Figures – were nominated for Best Picture. Black actresses Naomie Harris, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer were 3 of the 5 nominated for Best Supporting Actress. The Academy nominated Moonlight’s Barry Jenkins for Best Director and Ava DuVernay’s 13th for Best Documentary. The list goes gloriously on.

I recently had the opportunity to talk with filmmaker Nadhege Ptah about her experiences as both an independent filmmaker and a local mom making a name for herself in Harlem. I first saw her short film Dodo Titi in 2016 and was impressed by the poignant way she told the story of a Black nanny who felt that her employers valued the family dog more than they did their significant human employee. From Hollywood to Harlem, Black filmmakers are shining – and have so much more to share.  read more here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stacy-parker-aab/black-filmmakers-shine-in_b_14366578.html

 

Check out our interview with the Director

 

 

 

2017-01-31T14:53:54+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Categories: Alumni News, articles 1, TPFF News|

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