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'A Love Song For Latasha' - Interview with Director Sophia Nahli Allison

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From Wikipedia: "A Love Song for Latasha is a 2019 American biographical documentary short film directed by Sophia Nahli Allison. The film reimagines the life of Latasha Harlins, a Black Los Angeles girl shot and killed by a convenience store owner in 1991, through intimate memories shared by her cousin Shinese Harlins and best friend Tybie O'Bard. This documentary focuses on how she experienced the society and what dreams and hopes she developed rather than focusing on her death. It is nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject at the 93rd Academy Awards.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nancygandcorryg/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nancygandcorryg/support

17mins

14 Apr 2021

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Amanpour: Ronen Bergman, Chris Coons, Sophia Nahli Allison and Kevin Roose

Amanpour

Ronen Bergman, staff reporter at The New York Times, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the escalating tensions between Iran and Israel after Sunday's attack on Natanz, one of Iran's main nuclear sites. Senator Chris Coons talks about how President Biden will deal with these challenges in the region. Sophia Nahli Allison, director of the Oscar nominated film "A Love Song for Latasha", discusses the real story behind the documentary. Our Hari Sreenivasan talks to author Kevin Roose about his new book "Futureproof" and how we can peacefully co-exist with algorithms.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

55mins

13 Apr 2021

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A Love Song for Latasha, Director Sophia Nahli Allison

KUCI: Film School

Sophia Nahli Allison’s A LOVE SONG FOR LATASHA righteous rebuttal to the injustice surrounding the shooting death of 15-year-old Latasha Harlins at a South Central Los Angeles store that became a flashpoint for the city’s 1992 civil uprising. As the Black community expressed its profound pain in the streets, Latasha’s friends and family privately mourned the loss of a vibrant child whose full story was never in the headlines. Three decades later, A LOVE SONG FOR LATASHA removes Latasha from the context of her death and rebuilds an archive of a promising life lost. Oral history and memories from Latasha’s best friend and cousin converge in a dreamlike portrait that shows the impact one brief but brilliant life can have. Sophia Nahli Allison grew up in South Central Los Angeles and recalls experiencing the 1992 L.A. riots as a four year-old girl. Though Latasha's death was a catalyst for the riots, Sophia wanted to make a film about Latasha's life so she would be remembered beyond the trauma of a Black body, beyond a statistic, a newspaper headline, or an inaccurate Wikipedia page. Director, producer, cinematographer and editor Sophia Nahli Allison stops by to talk about how a Latasha’s legacy should not be judged in terms of longevity or her tragic end, but on the lasting impact that Latasha’s kindness, bravery and encouragement continues to have on people’s lives. For news and updates go to: alovesongforlatasha.comAvailable on netflix.com/Latasha

8 Apr 2021

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Sophia Nahli Allison on A LOVE SONG FOR LATASHA

Following Films Podcast

Today I chat with Sophia Nahli Allison about her Oscar nominated short documentary film A LOVE SONG FOR LATASHA. The film is currently streaming on Netflix. A reimagined narrative of Latasha Harlins through intimate memories shared by her cousin and best friend. The injustice surrounding the shooting death of 15-year-old Latasha Harlins at a South Central Los Angeles store became a flashpoint for the city’s 1992 civil uprising.  As the Black community expressed its profound pain in the streets, Latasha’s friends and family privately mourned the loss of a vibrant child whose full story was never in the headlines. Three decades later, director Sophia Nahli Allison’s A LOVE SONG FOR LATASHA removes Latasha from the context of her death and rebuilds an archive of a promising life lost. Oral history and memories from Latasha’s best friend and cousin converge in a dreamlike portrait that shows the impact one brief but brilliant life can have. Director Sophia Nahli Allison grew up in South Central Los Angeles and recalls experiencing the 1992 L.A. riots as a four year-old girl. Though Latasha's death was a catalyst for the riots, Sophia wanted to make a film about Latasha's life so she would be remembered beyond the trauma of a Black body, beyond a statistic, a newspaper headline, or an inaccurate Wikipedia page. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/followingfilms/support

23mins

31 Mar 2021

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TCF Ep. 304 - Sophia Nahli Allison

The Candid Frame: Conversations on Photography

Sophia Nahli Allison is  a visual journalist at the community level and a media arts educator. Born in 1987 + a native of South Central Los Angeles, she is passionate about stories that humanize the black and LGBT communities. She believes storytelling is a tool for social change.This spring she will be a video journalist with the New York Times Student Journalism Institute and during the summer will be an intern at The Seattle Times. She recently completed a summer visual journalism internship at the The Tampa Bay Times and has interned at The Chicago Reporter. She participated in the Eddie Adams Workshop XXVIII, the 2014 New York Times Lens Blog Portfolio Review and NABJ's student multimedia projects fellowship.  She taught photo and video to youth in Chicago and Los Angeles and is a grateful recipient of the Chicago 3Arts Award for teaching artist.She is currently a Roy H. Park Fellow at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill pursuing a master's degree in visual communication. Resources: Sophia Nahli AllisonRoy DeCaravaDownload the free Candid Frame app for your favorite smart device.Click here to download for .Click here to download Click here to download for Support the work we do at The Candid Frame with your donations via PayPal. https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=VgliBy3J2e39NoaYEakyINt-17h2AevWulBCcGTirwI6lei5NIMz-60qhE4&dispatch=5885d80a13c0db1f8e263663d3faee8d64ad11bbf4d2a5a1a0d303a50933f9b2

49mins

21 Dec 2015

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Artists Mean Business: Episode 19 with Sophia Nahli Allison

Artists Mean Business

Welcome to Episode 19 of Artists Mean Business. This month we recognize an award winning artist, educator, and activist, Sophia Nahli Allison. Her upcoming installation and photo essay will be featured in Fall, 2013 at Columbia College Chicago (details at www.chicagograduation.tumblr.com). Her work explores the lives of Chicago's youth and how they have been affected by the violence epidemic here in the city. Photographing every school attended by a victim of violence beginning in 2006 with the death of 14-year-old honor roll student Starkeisa Reed, these images will be presented in a grid of more than 100 schools creating an overwhelming and haunting realization that hundreds of youth have lost their lives to violence. Accompanying the piece will be audio and text commentary from youth creating a platform for their stories, opinions and voices to be heard. With a background in teaching artistry, youth mentorship, and photo journalism, my interview with Sophia highlights some of the hot-button issues affecting the "slashers": creatives who live on both sides of the artist/educator line.

20mins

17 Apr 2013