Living Legendz

 

Directed by Nicholle La Vann

Cover designed by Arzouma Aimé KOMPAORE

“Living Legendz” a documentary short exploring the lives of three dynamic men Dr. Leonard Jeffries a retired professor of Africana Studies from New  York City Community College, Abiodun Oyewole one of the founders of the Last Poets musical group and Panther 21, Jamal Joseph former Black Panther and professor of film at Columbia University. So much of Black and Latino history has been lost or not documented leaving others to tell our stories. It is my responsibility to be that keeper of our history and provide a platform where their lives and accomplishments can be heard.

To much emphasis has been put on our appearance and not enough on our mindset.  It is my goal to inspire audiences of all races with a special interest on my own. The amount of knowledge that children learn in school is not always accurate nor true, depending on where the source comes from.  I anticipate challenges along the way but with my burning desire to inspire and make the world a better place my project will come to fruition I’m sure.