Keynote – Douglas Blackmon and Sam Pollard
Thursday, March 9th, 2017
6:00 p.m. - Warner Bros. Theater
Join Pulitzer Prize-winning author Douglas Blackmon and Emmy-Award winning producer Sam Pollard as they are interviewed by Jeff Bieber, Vice President of Content Development and Production from WETA television, about their careers and the challenges inherent in making history films. They will share excerpts from their new film The Harvest (2017)*, a look at the legacy of school integration in Blackmon’s native Leland, Mississippi. Come early to see a screening of Blackmon and Pollard’s previous film Slavery by Another Name (2012)*.
Jeff Bieber – 2017, Vice President, Content Development and Production, WETA
Sam Pollard, Filmmaker