(NEWARK, NJ) -- Paul Robeson Galleries invites you to join them for a virtual film screening of Fake Free Husky on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 6:00pm. Created by artist and filmmaker Hisani P. DuBose, this film follows the awakening of Husky, a lesbian who has finally reached a place of self-acceptance. This program is organized in collaboration with Women in Media-Newark. RSVP required. Zoom details will be sent via confirmation email.
Artist and filmmaker Hisani P. DuBose spent eleven years as an Adjunct Professor at Bloomfield College in the Creative Arts and Technology Division training filmmakers, animators and game designers in the arts of storytelling, visual design, the business of entertainment and history of cinema. She has also conducted screenwriting workshops in film festivals and been commissioned to adapt two books into screenplays. Hisani graduated from Seton Hall University with a BS in Political Science and afterwards moved to New York where she worked at Dance Theater of Harlem and wrote and co-produced two more musicals. Wanting to switch from playwriting to screenwriting she applied for and was accepted into a competitive nine-week screenwriting workshop offered by the Writer’s Guild of America, East and Writer’s Voice.
Hisani learned more about screenwriting and movie production by taking professional courses at New York University, JVC of America, Professional Products Division, The Independent Feature Project and a host of other places. In May of 2015 she received her Masters Degree in Media Studies from the New School. (N.Y.C.). Her documentary, The Vanishing Black Male, has been seen in film festivals around the country and won the Broader Vision award from the Garden State film festival.
In 2003 she founded and operated a membership based organization called NJ Movie Maker’s Network which was a service organization for independent filmmakers. The organization held monthly workshops in Newark on various topics in filmmaking with guest speakers that included writer/educator Richard Wesley, actor Michael B. Jordan, Clarence Ali who was one of the founders of the first cable company in Newark and a host of others.
Paul Robeson Galleries was established in 1979. Its mission and programming embody Paul Robeson’s life-long commitment to unfettered artistic freedom, cultural democracy, and transnationalism. The Paul Robeson Galleries is dedicated to presenting art and cultural artifacts as well as educational and public programming in the spirit of the diverse metropolitan context of Rutgers University – Newark. This mission is carried out in the presentation of visual arts exhibitions, gallery education, and public programs, in a network of exhibition spaces across the Rutgers University – Newark campus and Express Newark. The Paul Robeson Galleries works collaboratively with individuals and organizations to achieve this mission.