Claire Andrade-Watkins

  • Claire Andrade-Watkins
Film director, University lecturer
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv

Dr. Andrade-Watkins, a historian and filmmaker, has published extensively on French- and Portuguese-speaking African cinema in leading academic journals and film publications including Framework, Research in African Literatures, International Journal of African History, Journal of Visual Anthropology, and The Independent. She is co-editor of Blackframes: Critical Perspectives on Black Independent Cinema. She was a 1995-1996 Fulbright Scholar in Cape Verde, where she conducted research on indigenous cinema in Cape Verde. With a 1997 grant from the American Philosophical Society, she researched colonial cinema in Lisbon. In the early 1990's, she hosted the US premiere of Flora Gomes' BLUE EYES OF YONTA at the Coolidge Corner Theater.

She is currently working on an award-winning "documemoire," Some Kind of Funny Porto Rican, about the Cape Verdean community in Providence, Rhode Island. Other documentaries she produced include The Spirit of Cape Verde, a half-hour documentary celebrating the bonds between New England, Cape Verde and President Aristides Periera's historical first visit to the United States in 1983. She was an Associate Producer on "Odyssey", a national PBS anthropology and archaeology documentary series, and Assistant to the Producer on Sankofa, an internationally acclaimed feature film on slavery by filmmaker Haile Gerima.

Claire Andrade-Watkins is President of SPIA Media Production,'BRINGING THE AFRICANA DIASPORA TO LIFE'


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