Portland Film Festival 2022

Buffalo Soldiers: Fighting on Two Fronts

Expired November 27, 2022 7:45 AM
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Buffalo Soldiers: Fighting on Two Fronts explores the often-contradictory role played by the Black soldiers throughout American history, with particular emphasis on the settling of the American West and colonialism abroad. By combining many diverse perspectives, the film examines the profound and often-contradictory roles played in American history by The Buffalo Soldiers and how they fought on two very different front lines: military conflicts abroad and civil rights struggles at home.

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    60 minutes
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  • Note
    This film has been accepted for numerous fellowships, including 2019-2021 Firelight Media Labs, 2021 Black Public Media 360 Incubator, 2022 Better Angels Lavine Fellowship, PBS Open Call, and Wyncote Fellowship 2022.
  • Director
    Dru Holley
  • Screenwriter
    Barbara Multer-Wellin, Dan Evans, Dru Holley
  • Producer
    Debra Simon, Jason Daniels
  • Executive Producer
    Rick Takach, Chris Hasting
  • Filmmaker
    Dru Holley
  • Cast
    Geordan Newbill Moses Williams Joseph Govednik Lieutenant Barrett Dave Fennoy Sgt. Louis Bowman, W.E.B. DuBois Garfield Maitland Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Sgt. Nicholas Princeton Nunnery Moses Williams Joetta Wright Cathay Williams Anthony Thomas, Sgt. Emanuel Stance, Charles Young Richard Howard Sgt. Jacob Wilkes Leah Arscott Ida B. Wells Billy Dun Newspaper editor Thomas Bell Martin Delaney Corinne Evans Frances Roe Greg James Lt. George Burnett Dan Evans Assistant Secretary of War Narrated by Ayanna Berkshire
  • Cinematographer
    Asher Vance Timothy Wildgoose Roy Wanguhu Kenny Hamlett (AC) Dekeydrick Curry (AC) Ken Witkoe (Drone)
  • Editor
    Dan Evans, Storywise LLC Dan Sadowsky Assembly Editor James Jones
  • Animator
    DEEP SKY Jared Hobbs - Executive Director Barret Thomson - Creative Director Jack Ellis - Producer / Project Manager Matthew Seely - Storyboarding Finn Sylwester - Illustrator Tyler Benjamin - Animator / Compositor
  • Composer
    Carlos Simon
  • Sound Design
    Christiann Burch, Night Jay Sound LLC