Self Esteem or lack there of is a major building block in the way that one views them self. A damaged image of self can leave a person open to ridicule, manipulation, and failure to achieve. Tonight we discuss the effects of low self esteem and how abusers use a persons lack of self esteem to control them. How can low self esteem be lifted and how does someone who has been abused gain a better view of themselves as they move pass the effects of Domestic Abuse.
Join us “live in the Vocal Booth” as we explore self esteem and gaining power from within to create change for our lives.
Special Guest: The Directors of Dark Girls, industry heavy weights Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry.
About “Dark Girls”:
Dark Girls is a documentary that explores the biases and attitudes about skin color that are experienced particularly by dark-skinned women, outside of and within African-American culture.
Documentary Directors/Producers Bill Duke (Duke Media) and D. Channsin Berry (Urban Winter Entertainment) have focused their cameras on an American cultural bias that also runs deepin cultures around the world. The film features poignant, unfiltered, and penetrating interviews with Blackwomen of the darkest hues for their emotional exposés. Duke called Berry with his idea for the movie. Twoyears in the making, “Dark Girls” pulls back a cultural curtain to reveal that the deep-seated biases andhatreds of racism – within and outside of the Black American culture – remain bitterly entrenched. The filmis currently in production. “Dark Girls” Credits: Directed by Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry, Produced byBill Duke for Duke Media and D. Channsin Berry for Urban Winter Entertainment, Co-Produced by BradinnFrench, Line Produced by Cheryl L. Bedford, Edited by Bradinn French, New Media Managed by TatianaEL-Khouri.
Born February 26, 1943 in Poughkeepsie, New York, USA, Bill Duke is an American actor and film director with over 30 years of experience. He received his dramatic arts training at Boston University where he Majored in Speech and Drama earning his B.A., followed by his M.F.A. at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Duke went on to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for Best Young Director at the American Film Institute in 1979.
Duke recently received a Lifetime Achievement Tribute from the Directors Guild of America as he joined the ranks of directors Stephen Spielberg, Alfred Hitchcock, and Clint Eastwood. But what makes Bill Duke stand out from these other directors is the fact that he is a director who paved the way for African Americans in cinema beginning in the early 1970's.
He is the founder and CEO of Duke Media, formerly Yagya Productions, which has been successfully producing film and television for over 30 years. Bill Duke serves on the Board of Trustees at the American Film Institute. Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has also appointed him to the California State Film Commission Board. Bill Duke served as the Time Warner Endowed Chair in the Department of Radio Television and Film at Howard University in Washington, DC. He was then appointed to the National Endowment of the Humanities by President Bill Clinton.
Bill Duke's directing credits include The Killing Floor, A Rage in Harlem, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Deep Cover, Hoodlum, The Cemetery Club, Cover and Not Easily Broken. Currently in post production are the films Black Diamonds: The Evolution of Blacks in Baseball and Dark Girls. (Detailed list provided below).
Duke's acting credits include Predator, American Gigolo, Car Wash, Commando, Menace II Society, Bird on a Wire, The Limey, Get Rich or Die Trying, and X-Men 3.
He has continued to divide his time between appearing in front of, as well as behind the camera. He is unprecedented in his ability to be recognized as a mainstay in Hollywood.
D. Channsin Berry
D. Channsin Berry, a modern day Renaissance man, is a filmmaker, as well as a prolificsongwriter, and painter. Mr. Berry's career has moved seamlessly through the movie and musicindustries. He was born in 1959 in Newark, New Jersey. He graduated from Rutgers University in1982 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and minor in Marketing. Mr. Berry started his careerin New York radio at WBLS (FM) (under the leadership of mentor and friend Frankie Crocker).After spending 5 years in radio in the Bay Area Mr. Berry moved to Los Angeles for a position inthe Walt Disney Studios Feature Film Financing Division, where he honed his skills in theproduction and finance side of the business.