Screening | Colored Confederates: Myth or Matter of Fact, a film by Ken Wyatt
Part of theConsider the Alternatives film series
Thursday, October 11, 2012, 7–9 pm
Consider the Alternatives: A Documentary Film Series is presented by the Burchfield Penney and the Buffalo State Communication Department.
Consider the Alternatives asks its audience to consider the alternatives – always. Using an eclectic array of subject matter, the films showcased in Consider the Alternatives explore both alternative responses to social problems and alternative ways of living and organizing families and societies, all while celebrating human triumph over adversity and repression. Consider the Alternatives is curated by documentary filmmaker Meg Knowles and media and social critic Mike Niman, both professors in the Buffalo State College Communication Department.
About Colored Confederates: Myth or Matter of Fact
Did blacks actively 'fight' for the Confederacy during the Civil War and, if so, why? Colored Confederates: Myth or Matter of Fact, sheds light on a corner of American history and further explores this debate. Award-winning documentary filmmaker and East Carolina University faculty member Ken Wyatt is an educator from Rochester, New York. His projects have been screened and distributed on television and at festivals, independent theaters, museums, community events, and internet and educational venues worldwide. He earned a master’s degree in fine arts for film and media arts from Temple University and a bachelor’s degree in electronics technology from Norfolk State University. He began his career as a jazz radio host/producer and a freelance music journalist contributing numerous articles, profiles, and album reviews for publications including JAZZIZ, CD Review, The Beat, and LA Jazz Scene.
For questions and inquiries, contact Don Metz at (716) 878-5564.