- A Harlem-based non-profit organization, Maysles Documentary Center is both administrator of and partner in the JAMES BALDWIN TRANMEDIA PROJECT. Founded by the late Albert Maysles in 2005 as as sister organization to Maysles Films, the Center is dedicated to the exhibition and production of documentary films that inspire dialogue and action – so that diverse communities can engage in creative self-expression, communication and advocacy.
- The Center’s mix of film screenings, discussions and courses in filmmaking encourages community involvement; it also provides exposure for under-represented social issues and overlooked artists. During the day, the Center’s Media-In-Action Education Programs offer film production courses for both youth and adults. In the evening, as Manhattan’s only independent film house north of Lincoln Center, Maysles Cinema hosts screenings followed by open-forum discussions with filmmakers an average of 21 nights per month.
- Participants come from Harlem, Northern Manhattan, and the South Bronx. Programs draw close to 8,000 people per year, primarily students – and primarily people of color: 30% Hispanic/Latino and 40% African American. As a result of steady growth in attendance, the Center has recently added capacity to accommodate frequent overflow audiences.
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