10th Annual Spelman College Digital Moving Image Salon Student Documentary Film Showcase
Three documentaries that chronicle the experiences of women of color were screened at the 10th Annual Spelman College Digital Moving Image Salon Student Documentary Film Showcase on April 24, 2014.
Presented by Spelman students, each of the documentaries were conceptualized, researched and filmed during the previous two semesters. In keeping with DMIS' focus on digital media platforms, the films were prepared for viewing on mobile platforms such as smartphones and tablets, as well as for movie theaters and TV.
Producers: Alexis Wideman, Erica Lamberson and Mizer Edwards
Documentary topic: Sex trafficking
Love Bytes Fertile Oasis
Producers: Cydney Fisher, Kiara Arnette, Lauren Brown
Documentary topic: Online dating
Producers: Olivia LaFlamme, Britny Horton, Jemoi Higgins
Documentary topic: Rethinking Atlanta’s West End neighborhood through the eyes women-owned businesses
Program Success Stories
DMIS producers have won awards including an Emmy, graduated from prestigious Master's of Fine Arts degree programs, and are making their mark in the film industry. The program is also a winner of a HBCU Best Fine Arts Program Award for demonstrating innovation and community contributions in research, academic exposition and professional development.
The program was found by award-winning filmmaker and Spelman's first Cosby Endowed Chair, Ayoka Chenzira, Ph.D.