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Apr292010

Filmmaker Bios

Dwight Cammeron is the documentary television program director for the University of Alabama's Center for Public Television and Radio programming unit in Tuscaloosa.  He also teaches in the Telecommunication and Film Department and is currently coordinating Alabama's first documentary studies program.  Cammeron’s primary documentary interests are in African American history and contemporary cultural. He has been honored by the National Academy of the Arts and Sciences with an Emmy for Still Holding On: The Music of Dorothy Love Coates and the Original Gospel Harmonettes. The documentary tells the story of one of Alabama's most original and influential voices. Cammeron has also been recognized by The International Film and Video Association, The National Black Programming Consortium, The New York Festival, and The National Education Telecommunications Association. His most recent award was the 2005 Unity Awards in Media for Trying Times: Perry County Schools.  In 2006, Cammeron directed a profile and performance “jazzumentary” of Birmingham instrumentalist and guitarist Eric Essix.  The Essix program was screened at the 2007 Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee, and the 2007 Miami Jazz Film Festival.  Eric Essix: At Home was the 2007 first-place winner of the 2007 Golden Lion Award in the University of North Alabama Lindsey Festival’s Faculty Filmmaking Division. In addition, the program was a part of the 2007 W.C. Handy Music Festival film series.  Cammeron and co-producer Robert Briscoe completed Dog Days, a documentary highlighting the 2007 Birmingham Steeldogs.   The arena football franchise was the longest operating professional sports team in Birmingham.  The project was a 2008 George Lindsey UNA Film Festival selection, and received a Gold Remi from the 2008 Annual World-Fest Houston International Film Festival.

 

Ginger Jolly has a passion for social justice documentary. She has co-produced and edited several social justice oriented projects in her tenure as a student at The University of Alabama. Currently, Ms. Jolly works as assistant to Dwight Cammeron, Director of Documentary Television Programming at The University of Alabama’s Center for Public Television and Radio (CPT&R). In addition to her work at CPT&R, Ms. Jolly has participated in the Documenting Justice program at the University of Alabama. In this program she produced Operation Dixie, a documentary about the lack of organized labor in the South. Operation Dixie has screened at the Bama Theatre in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and at the 2009 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival in Birmingham, Alabama. Ms. Jolly received the 2008 Jon Sandige Student Commitment to Excellence Award given by CPT&R. After graduating in the spring of 2010, she plans to pursue a Master of Fine Arts in Documentary Film at Temple University’s Film and Media Arts program. After graduate school she intends to make documentaries that deal with social issues such as race and class discrepancies along with gender inequalities.