SHIRAH DEDMAN

Filmmaker

Producer / Director / Editor

Producer / Director / Editor

What happened to the Black people in Oakland?

 

In a single generation, Oakland, CA's black population has dwindled from 44% to an estimated 26%.

 

You A Nomad deconstructs this urban displacement through a unique cross-section of African-American voices: a real estate developer, a fair housing advocate, an urbanist, a real estate broker, and an incarcerated man. In 20 minutes, this film helps reveal the systemic roots of what we’ve come to know as #gentrification.

 

Available for community & educational screenings.

A story of the systematic destruction of black wealth in America, through the examination of a city fractured by economic, political and racial divisions.

 

A House Divided unfolds the rise and demise of Black Power in Oakland, CA, as seen in the political ascendancy of John B. Williams, a black urban planner who rose to power in the 1960s Redevelopment era. This feature-length documentary investigates the role the War on Poverty played in the empowerment and destruction of a strong African-American political class.

 

*In Development

 

FISCALLY SPONSORED BY:

Producer / Director

Producer / Director / Editor

The Wanda Project is a digital series featuring urban farmer and food justice activist, Wanda Stewart.

 

In each episode, Wanda shares one principle of permaculture -- the development of sustainable and self-sufficient agricultural and social ecosystems.

 

Through interviews with community leaders, and by including a practice segment, Wanda guides us on the importance of applying these principles to our lives, in order to build a diverse and racially just ecosystem.

 

A production of Crossfade Coven, a diverse, all-female film collective.

OFFICIAL SELECTION

2016 ROCK N' ROLL FILM FESTIVAL, KENYA

2017 STORI YA WENGI Environmental FF

2017 FECI BOGOTÁ

 

When a distressed woman knocks at the door, a band of anarchists doesn't know what to do: To ignore her could alert the two totalitarian factions to their hideout. But to let her in presents its own dangers.  Let Her In is a short film that offers a glance into a dystopian future that could await us should political and technological power continue to consolidate.

 

*Spanish synopsis and subtitles available.

Producer / Director / Editor

An intimate portrait of soul-scat-slap-solo bass artist

Jill Avilez aka MIZZ ABSURD.

 

Includes interviews with Norwood Fisher of Fishbone,

and John Hatton of Brian Setzer Orchestra.