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Thursday, July 20, 2017

The producer of the Oscar-nominated documentary “I Am Not Your Negro” shared his insights about filmmaking at a two-day summer workshop at Robert Morris University.

Producer Hébert Peck was one of a dozen presenters at the Documentary Filmmakers’ Open House on June 25-26. He presented a special screening of the 2016 documentary at the Tull Family Theater in Sewickley. The film, narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, explores racial politics in America through the eyes of the writer James Baldwin.

Joining Peck at the conference were local documentarians Chris Ivey, director of "East of Liberty"; Jim Seguin, former director of the RMU Center for Documentary Production and Study; Nadine Patterson, a former visiting documentary filmmaker at RMU; and Tony Buba, a former RMU media arts professor and founder of Braddock Films.

The conference for aspiring and experienced filmmakers, artists, educators, cultural workers, and others interested in filmmaking and socially conscious arts was presented by the Center for Documentary Production and Study at RMU and was supported by the August Wilson Legacy Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation.