Atlanta, GA September 2007. Last month Award-winning filmmaker Cassandra
Hollis taught a filmmaking workshop in Barbados. On Labor Day weekend, Hollis
traveled to Ontario, Canada for the World Premiere of the third installment
of her short film series about the Underground Railroad. With a focus on
Family friendly and Faith-based films, this innovative indie filmmaker found
a global audience. On Friday, September 14, 2007, Cassandra will be a panelist at the International Black DocuFest in Atlanta, Georgia at the High Museum of Art Walter C. Hill Auditorium located at 1280 Peachtree St., at 6pm, for a conversation with other international filmmakers. The event is free to the public.
Hollis gave students an opportunity to work with her on a real film project
during the filmmaking workshop that was part of the international arts
symposium and conference in Barbados.
Holy Hill Productions recently completed a trilogy of films about a slave couple’s escape on the Underground Railroad. Mattie, Johnny and Smooth White Stones: Parts I & II were both selected as Programs of the National Park Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program. Mattie, Johnny and Smooth White Stones: Part III continued the freedom seeking couple’s journey of escape into Canada and features an actual Black Settlement, The Elgin Settlement. Hollis said the story of the Underground Railroad is not complete without including Canada’s
Cassandra will discuss these projects and other issues related to international
filmmaking with other panelists at the International Black Docufest. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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