Restoring James Baldwin

In 1982, I produced I Heard It Through The Grapevine, a documentary film that took the writer on a journey back through the Civil Rights South.  From Selma to Birmingham to the battleground beaches of St. Augustine, FL, along the way Jimmy meets Chinua Achebe, Sterling Brown, Amiri Baraka and others.

The film’s print, currently housed at the Harvard Film Archives, is in need of a restoration, and I am currently raising funds to preserve the historic footage.

If interested in contributing to the project, or for more information, email me

Thank you






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