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Angela Tucker
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Angela Tucker is an Emmy nominated producer, writer and director. Her directorial work includes (A)SEXUAL, a feature length documentary available on Hulu, Netflix and iTunes, BLACK FOLK DON’T, a documentary web series filming its fourth season featured in Time Magazine’s “10 Ideas That Are Changing Your Life”, THE OLDER FISH, a short documentary for TIME Inc and Killer Films and JUST THE THREE OF US, a short fiction film starring Leslie Uggams that won the Audience Award for Best Short at NYC Shorts. She is the Series Producer for the PBS documentary series, AFROPOP. She is a Co-Producer on THE NEW BLACK (PBS’ Independent Lens), nominated for a NAACP and a GLAAD Media Award. In 2006, she founded TuckerGurl LLC, a production company passionate about telling compelling and irreverent stories about underrepresented communities. Previously, she was the Director of Production at Big Mouth Films, a social issue documentary production company. She received her MFA in Film from Columbia University.

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Create In Color: Join The Movement for Diversity in Film

(1) Comments | Posted December 11, 2015 | 9:35 AM

Growing up in New York City afforded me the opportunity to see all kinds of movies, so from a very young age I understood their power. I would see arthouse movies with my friends, action flicks with my Dad, and weepy dramas with my Mom. These films were a bedrock...

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Media That Matters, Matters To Me And You -- Or It Should

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2010 | 11:36 AM

This is the tenth year of Media That Matters, a curatorial project of the world's best short film on social issues, available online, on DVD, in theaters and elsewhere worldwide. This year's selection celebrates twelve jury-selected shorts, each less than twelve minutes, tackling a broad range of social...

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It's Not OK: A Black Girl 101

(7) Comments | Posted October 20, 2009 | 3:13 PM

I am no longer going to let you off the hook.

I don’t care if you are really embarrassed.

It’s not ok to confuse me with another black girl.

It's just not ok.

It’s especially not ok to confuse me with a black girl four shades darker or four inches...

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Justice in Texas! At Last!

(3) Comments | Posted September 5, 2007 | 3:51 PM

I used to be an active member of the community working to abolish the death penalty. This activism began around junior high school and reached its height after I finished producing and finally doing outreach on a feature length documentary about Former Illinois Governor Ryan's decision to issue blanket clemency,...

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Sicko and Me

(14) Comments | Posted July 11, 2007 | 3:18 PM

Today some co-workers and I had a bit of a field trip to see Sicko. It was the first of our summer Fridays so we took in a shockingly packed 4:20pm show. As a documentary filmmaker, I think it is really important for us to support one other...

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My Parents' Legacy

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2007 | 10:40 AM

My mother could not drive. She got behind the wheel one time when she was 19 years old. My parents were dating and my father, trying to impress her, decided to teach her how to drive in his brand new convertible. Minutes later, she proceeded to drive the car into...

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John from Cincinnati: Another New HBO Show I Can't Afford To Watch

(8) Comments | Posted June 14, 2007 | 10:54 AM

I did not expect to watch the premiere of John From Cincinnati but I, like 11 million other people, watched the finale to The Sopranos with friends and, after much wine, ended up lying on the couch for an additional television hour.

I had heard about the show through...

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