Adrena Ifill '87 named July 2012 Filmmaker of the Month
Posted 07/25/2012 11:00AM
Each month, the District of Columbia Office of Motion Picture and Television Development selects a district-based filmmaker who exemplifies the vast amount of talent and creativity based in the nation’s capital. The DC Film Office has chosen award-winning documentary filmmaker and Holton-Arms alumna Adrena Ifill ’87 as the July 2012 Filmmaker of the Month.
Ifill founded DoubleBack Productions in 2002 to produce cultural and education projects that preserve, enlighten, and communicate the history of the African Diaspora. Her production credits include “Congressman Robert Smalls: A Patriot’s Journey from Slavery to Capitol Hill”; “Frontline: The Wall Street Fix”; and various documentary shorts on African American leaders, including activist Dick Gregory, actor Ossie Davis, artist Elizabeth Catlett, and folk singer Odetta.
In addition to filmmaking, Ifill managed the creation of and serves as a consultant to Avoice, the virtual library project of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.
Watch the 2007 trailer for "Congressman Robert Smalls: A Patriot’s Journey from Slavery to Capitol Hill"
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