Ada Gay Griffin, Producer
Ada Gay Griffin is an African American activist working in electronic media and film production. She has been executive director of Third World Newsreel since 1988 and works to ensure a flourishing future for producers of color in progressive media. She studied art, political science, and Black feminist writing at Hampshire College, where she studied the works of Audre Lorde. Griffin is also developing Black in a Small Town, a documentary series that will explore issues of race and class in semi-rural areas of the United States.
Michelle Parkerson, Producer
Michelle Parkerson is a writer and independent filmmaker from Washington D.C. She has served on the faculties of Temple University, the University of Delaware, Howard University, and Northwestern University. Her public television specials include But Then She’s Betty Carter and Urban Odyssey. In 1992, she received a Rockefeller Foundation Film/Video Fellowship. As a member of the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women (8th Cycle), she wrote and directed Odds and Ends, a Black Amazon science-fiction short.