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Stephanie Black

Stephanie Black

Filmography includes the award-winning feature-length documentary H-2 Worker (16mm 70min col) which won both Best Documentary and Best Cinematography at the 1990 Sundance Film Festival.Produced and directed by Stephanie Black,the film was selected to be the U.S.representative in the prestigious Semaine de la Critique (Critic 's Week)section at Cannes,in addition to winning many festival awards including the John Grierson Award at the American Film and Video Festival in 1991 and Special Gold Jury Award at the Houston Film Festival 1991.The film,which documents the plight of the 10,000+ Caribbean men who are brought to Florida each year under a temporary guestworker (H-2) visa to harvest sugar cane for American Sugar Corporations,was also screened in the Library of Congress and the Florida State Senate.The film was broadcast on national PBS as well as on national television in twenty countries abroad. Upon completion of H-2 WorkerStephanie Black was hired as the Chief Researcher and Second Unit Director of Incident at Oglala (35mm 90min col) an award-winning feature-length documentary on Leonard Peltier and the activities of the F.B.I.on the Pine Ridge Reservation during the 1970's.The film was produced by Robert Redford and directed by Michael Apted.

For over ten years, Stephanie Black has been producing and directing live-action documentary segments for Children's Television Workshop for Sesame Street.To date, over fifty short segments have been conceived,produced and directed by Ms.Black for Sesame Street.In addition Ms. Black has produced segments for Nickelodeon's U to U show,CTW's Big Bagseen on the Cartoon Network and PBS's Zoom. Stephanie Black produced and directed a PSA on the problem of lack of equal economic opportunity in the U.S.entitled More Than Luck for Direct Impact,a non-profit organization in Athens, Georgia.

For over ten years,Stephanie Black has been producing and directing music videos and EPK's for such artists as Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers,Buju Banton,Snow, Anthony B., INOJ, among others.In 1999,Stephanie Black directed and produced a 30- minute documentary on the Making of Chant Down Babylona Bob Marley tribute album produced by Stephen Marley featuring Lauryn Hill,Busta Rhymes and Erykah Badu,among others.

Other related work experience includes Adjunct Professor of Documentary Film at the School of Visual Arts 1991-1994 and presently instructor of documentary workshops at Y/FVA in NYC.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Stephanie Black Facts

OccupationDirector, Producer

Selected Filmography

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