Following two successful sold-out screenings a DOC NYC 2017, “MAYNARD”, directed by Academy Award nominee and six time Emmy winner, Sam Pollard, has been selected to screen during the 2018 Pan African Film Festival between Feb. 14 – 19!
Maynard Jackson Jr. The first black Mayor of a major southern city, Atlanta. The Obama before Obama. In 1968 after the assassinations of MLK Jr. and Robert Kennedy, he announced his candidacy for the Georgia U.S. Senate against known segregationist, Herman Talmadge. His loss ultimately ignited a movement in the south that was started by Dr. King then picked up by Maynard. The “enforcer” of affirmative action and voter turnout, Maynard crafted successful diversity, inclusion & engagement templates still practiced today, and transformed the reputation of Atlanta from the “heart of the confederate south” to a cosmopolitan world-class city.
Director: Sam Pollard
Producer: Wendy Eley Jackson, Maynard Jackson III, Jason Orr, Dolly Turner, Winsome Sinclair, Donald Jarmond, Autumn Bailey-Ford, Daphne McWilliams, Karl Carter, Kozmo Miller
Cinematographer: Henry Adebonojo
Editor: Jeff Cooper
Music: Phil Davis
Running Time: 99
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Jason Orr, producer and director of the award-winning music documentary film, “FunkJazz Kafe: Diary Of A Decade” and producer of the FunkJazz Kafe Arts & Music Festival, is also a producer of this magnificent film!