Louis Massiah

Louis Massiah is a documentary filmmaker and the founder of Scribe Video Center in Philadelphia. His innovative approach to documentary filmmaking and community media have earned him numerous honors, including a MacArthur Fellowship (1996-2001), two Rockefeller/Tribeca fellowships, and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts. His award-winning documentaries, "The Bombing of Osage Avenue" (1986), "W.E.B. Du Bois – A Biography in in Four Voices" (1996), two films for the "Eyes on the Prize II" series (1987), and "A is for Anarchist, B is for Brown" (2002), have been broadcast on PBS and screened at festivals and museums throughout the US, Europe, and Africa. In 2011, he was commissioned to create a five-channel permanent video installation for the National Park Service's President's House historic site.

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Grants Awarded to Louis Massiah

$125,000 - Awarded August 2021

Focus areas

To support a film about the life of Black feminist writer, filmmaker, and activist Toni Cade Bambara.

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