ShakaJamal

Director ∙ Cinematographer ∙ Educator

My work reveals the inspiring achievements of change makers—whose stories often go untold.

I work with non-profits and corporations dedicated to transforming the social fabric of our community.

Through my own work, and through curation, education, and guidance, I create settings that showcase the inspiring voices of those that are not often heard.

CASE STUDIES

Social Justice Film Series  (2017)

Producer ∙ Project Coordinator ∙ Educator

Curated a series of films to present to university students and professors on using social change from within their communities.

Facilitated discussion on the impact films had on both filmmakers and participants. Investigated participants’ roles as change maker and storytellers in their own classrooms and communities.
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Game Changers Project  (2015-2016)

Producer ∙ Project Coordinator ∙ Educator

The Game Changers project tells stories that would not normally be represented, through the lens of women filmmakers and filmmakers of color.

Managed nine filmmakers from around the country, and worked with them to develop story lines, and ensure content met project standards.

Califorinia Film Institute Youth Film Bootcamp (2016-2017)

Instructor ∙ Artist in Residence

Instructed youth filmmakers in production, and challenged them to create a film about an influential time in their life, within a one-week time frame.

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ABOUT

ShakaJamal is a culturally innovative artist and filmmaker from Oakland, California. His experiences as film producer, director, cinematographer, editor, writer, performing artist, and music producer bring a distinctive and invaluable perspective to any venture.

ShakaJamal searches for stories that reveal the unseen scars of everyday people and strives to reveal how that pain is transformed into a motivating force in their lives. He searches for stories of unification rather than division, yet still allows room for the bitterness of hardship to resonate as a beautiful truth.

He is a graduate of Tuskegee University where he earned a BA in History. He received a Master’s of Fine Arts in Cinema at San Francisco State University. His passion is working with youth at the grassroots level, guiding them on expressive paths of self realization through multi-media and indigenous wisdom.

ShakaJamal is a graduate of Tuskegee University where he earned a BA in History. He received a  Master’s of Fine Arts in Cinema at San Francisco State University. ShakaJamal is the first filmmaker from Oakland, CA to receive the Game Changers Fellowship which lead him to premiere a series of short documentaries in New York at Harlem’’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. His work has premiered both nationally and internationally, on television, and in numerous film festivals.

CONTACT

510.912.2103

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