Jamaica Kincaid Project Untitled


Jamaica Kincaid Project Untitled is a cinematic literary biography of one of the most compelling writers of our times, merging literary excerpts with the riveting telling of Jamaica’s life story— from growing up in colonial Antigua, to being sent to New York as a teen au pair, to becoming a staff writer for The New Yorker at age 26 and a preeminent Caribbean author and gardener.

Phase of Support: Production

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Stephanie Black

Stephanie Black - Director, Producer

Stephanie Black is an award-winning documentary filmmaker of documentaries, including: H-2 Worker (1990) winner of Best Documentary/Best Cinematography at Sundance Film Festival; Semaine de la Critique, Cannes; and was acquired by Smithsonian NMAAHC in 2022; Life and Debt (2001), which went on to win multiple awards; and Africa Unite (2008). Black’s television credits include two decades of producing for CTW’s Sesame Street; Being Bobby Brown for Bravo (2006); The Houstons Remember Whitney for LifetimeTV (2012), and short documentary segments for MSNBC. Black taught documentary filmmaking in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the United Nations/Speak Africa program. In 2009-2011, she worked in Jamaica developing local documentary television programs and training young filmmakers. Black produced and directed Crime, Punishment and a Brazilian Supermax, a commissioned short on a “redemption through reading” program in a maximum security federal prison in Brazil (2019). Black directed and co-produced Fake News (2022) a web series for the Onassis Foundation Los Angeles. Black served as Second Unit Director for Raoul Peck’s Fatal Assistance (2013).

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