In this mini reunion, power producers Chaz and Brenda, along with hosts Jason and Yvonne Lee, share why they do what they do — which is to lift voices of color in film and provide opportunity. By highlighting high-impact projects such as Regina Hall’s award-winning debut film, ‘Passing’, to new projects such as veteran Lisa Cortes’ documentary ‘Empire of Ebony’, which spans 70 years of culture from Ebony and Jet magazines, we learn from the inside out what the likes to operate from what can often feel the outside. We also learn that in this industry it matters to be empowered from within, to appear at the table as your authentic self… and to know that the table you are sitting at is THE table.
In our very first episode of a delicious mocktail, we recognize the increasingly popular addition of inclusive mocktails as a drink choice in social situations. Jason picks up an alcohol-free French 75 and the conversation flows as usual. Knowing that today’s death takes many, many forms, our guests also share personal stories of how the death affected them and how it showed up in their own families. Yvonne poignantly poses their confession question to Chaz and Brenda: what else needs to be done so that people of color can appear authentically and do not have to pass anything?
Click here to listen to the full podcast episode, and here to find Part I of the podcast’s exploration of “Passing”, featuring Monique Marshall, anti-bias/anti-racist educator, and DeMille Halliburton, champion of access and equality.