Damani Baker

BA, Sarah Lawrence College. BA, MFA, University of California-Los Angeles, School of Film and Television. Writer and director; nominated for the Rockefeller Artist Award, the Edie and Lew Wasserman Award, the Motion Picture Association of America Award, a George Soros/Sundance Institute grant; selected in 2000 by Filmmaker magazine as one of “25 new faces in independent film”; co-founded Soulfire Films (2000), a nonprofit production company; Soulfire’s flagship project, Grenada: A Dream Deferred, is a documentary that revisits the events and circumstances of the 1983 US invasion of Grenada; directed and produced films for PBS, Bill Moyers, Mel Stuart Productions, the American Legacy Foundation, and Danny Glover’s Carrie Productions. SLC, 2003–

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