Topically Yours - Filmmaker Mariette Monpierre


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Host Deardra Shuler interviews Black women in business. She talks to award-winning Guadeloupean/Parisian filmmaker Mariette Monpierre. Born in Guadeloupe and raised in Paris, Mariette completed her Masters Degree in Languages and received her BA in Television & Medias at l'Université de Paris-Sorbonne and her graduate degree in American Studies at Smith College in Massachusetts. She began her career as a producer at ad agency BBD&O in New York where she produced commercials for Frito-Lay, Visa, Campbells, Pizza Hut, etc. Her portfolio includes advertising, feature films, documentaries, shorts, music videos and podcasts. Her documentary "Knowledge is Power." helped raise HIV/AIDS awareness. Other films include: ?Sweet Mickey for President?? that won Best Documentary at the Reel Sisters Film Festival in New York, a short film ?Rendez-Vous,? nominated for the Djibril Diop Mambety Award. The film experienced a successful run in several major international film festivals and took her around the world and was featured at the African Diaspora film Festival in New York, to name a few. "Elza" her first feature length film was a New York TImes Critics Pick. It won several awards, including the 2012 BAFTA Choice Award, The Jury Award for Best Director First Feature at the Pan African Film Festival in LA., the Paul Robeson Award for Best Film of the Diaspora at FESPACO in Burkino Faso in West Africa.. Mariette's documentary, "Between 2 Shores" aired on PBS/World Channel. Her TV Comedy pilot "Caribbean Girl NYC," aired on FLOW network in the British Caribbean. Her documentary about Muslims in the West Indies was featured by Frannce Television.

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