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INTERVIEWS

  • Cannes - World Film Festival - Remember the Future

AN INTERVIEW WITH VANESSA PAGE WRIGHT, DIRECTOR & PRODUCER OF "SANKOFA CHICAGO"

Award Winner - June 2021 Edition

. Best Educational Film




INTERVIEW



Nice meeting you Vanessa, thank you for your film. What was or were your major/s in college, and why turn to filmmaking?


It's nice to meet you too. I hold a Master of Arts degree in Entertainment & Media Management from Columbia College Chicago, a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Communications with a Film & TV Production concentration, and Sociology with a focus on Race, Class, and Identity from The Ohio State University (OSU) as well as a post-Baccalaureate degree in ASL (American Sign Language) Interpretation.


I love learning, as you can tell! My favorite network was PBS (it still is) as a child. I would watch documentaries with my parents on the weekends and was fascinated by them. So, my majors at OSU were intentional, combining communications with sociology. I dreamed about making documentaries shown on PBS, but most of my opportunities led me to work in TV news, managing talent and casting.