The Haves and the Have Nots
The financial struggles of students going to college today.
Madena Henderson (Troy, N.Y.)
Angela TuckerPOV Film - Election Day
Brooklyn-based filmmaker and writer Angela Tucker was the director of production at Big Mouth Films, a social-issue documentary production company that is a project of Arts Engine, Inc. There, she produced "Pushing the Elephant" (IDFA, Independent Lens); the Emmy-nominated documentary "Deadline" (NBC); Election Day (SXSW 2007, POV 2008); and "Beyond the Steps: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater" (Great Performances). She was also a consulting producer on "Pop Star on Ice," which inspired the series "Be Good, Johnny Weir."
Tucker directed two short pieces for the National Black Programming Consortium and ITVS initiative The Masculinity Project, entitled "Invisible Men," and is directing a web series for them, "Black Folk Don't," which recently launched. She is also directing "(A)Sexual," a feature-length documentary in post-production about people who experience no sexual attraction. She received her master of fine arts degree in film from Columbia University, where she was awarded a dean's fellowship. Her thesis fiction short, "The Birthday Girl," screened in various festivals and was awarded Milos Forman Finishing Funds. Tucker received a bachelor's degree with honors in theater and African American studies from Wesleyan University, and in 2010 was a Yaddo Fellow.
The Sanctuary for Independent Media
The Sanctuary for Independent Media, a project of NY Media Alliance, is a telecommunications production facility dedicated to community media arts, located in an historic former church in North Troy, NY. The Sanctuary hosts screening, production and performance facilities, training in media production and a meeting space for artists, activists and independent media makers of all kinds.
Youth Media Sanctuary is a community media arts peer-training project, designed to teach multimedia skills to young people, and to help develop urgently needed independent local voices in our economically devastated neighborhood.