Michelle Parkerson

Name: Michelle Parkerson


Michelle Parkerson is an assistant professor in Film & Media Arts at Temple University and an award-winning independent film/video maker. She has worked as a visiting professor at Northwestern University and and the University of Delaware and as a lecturer at Howard University and the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC. She has also given lectures at Yale University, the National Film Board of Canada, the Museum of Modern Art (NYC), the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Flaherty Film Seminar, Harvard University, and the National Black Arts Festival. She currently heads up her own DC-based production company, Eye of the Storm Productions. (09/09)

Awards/ Accomplishments:

Her work has been shown widely in festivals and on public television including award-winning documentaries, A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde, But Then, She’s Betty Carter and Gotta Make this Journey: Sweet Honey in the Rock. Ms. Parkerson has received grants from the Independent Television Service, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the American Film Institute as well as a fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation. Her work has premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and Gotta Make this Journey: Sweet Honey in the Rock was nominated for a Local Emmy in the category of Public Affairs Documentary. She was awarded the Prix du Public at the Festival International de Creteil Films de Femmes and the Audience and Best Biography Awards at the San Francisco International Film Festival.


1995 – A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde (Documentary)
1993 – Odds and Ends (1993)
1991 – Storme: Lady of the Jewel Box (Documentary)
1991 – Urban Odyssey (TV Mini-Series)
1987 – I Remember Betty
1983 – Gotta Make This Journey: Sweet Honey in the Rock (producer)[15]
1980 – But Then She’s Betty Carter (Documentary)
1973 – Sojourn (Short)

1983 – Waiting Rooms. Common Ground Press.

*Information retrieved from IMDB, Wikipedia, and or Artists website*

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