Join us in a conversation with Producer Alison Duke and Director Ngardy Conteh George from Oya Media Group – oyamediagroup.com
Alison Duke aka “Golde” (@therealgoldelox) is a storyteller, in every sense of the word. As a writer, director, producer, and visual artist, Alison tells dynamic stories that illuminate history, document the present, and push the culture forward.
Ngardy Conteh George has emerged on the documentary scene at a time where the gaze has shifted to women of colour behind the lens to tell more powerful stories. As a Sierra Leonean-Canadian, Gaddy always wants to tell stories of the African Diaspora. As a director, she has achieved this with Soldiers for the Streets, a short documentary for the NFB, broadcast on CBC Television.
Sherley catches up with the ladies, who were in Atlanta for their documentary Mr. Jane and Finch (mrjaneandfinch.com) at The BronzeLens Film Festival. The doc, follows 81-year-old community activist Winston LaRose as he runs for city council in the 2018 Toronto municipal election.
The film is directed and produced by Ngardy Conteh George, co-produced by Alison Duke and edited by Sonia Godding. What is rare and such a gem is a film made almost entirely by Black women.