Rico Speight

BA, Boston University. MA, Emerson College. Postgraduate studies as a Revson Fellow at Columbia University School of the Arts, Graduate Film Division, and the Columbia University Digital Media Center. Two-part documentary series on the parallel lives of African American and black South African young people in postapartheid South Africa and post-9/11 America was broadcast on South African Broadcasting Corporation TV (SABC) and PBS and screened at festivals in the United States and internationally. Concurrent with his own work, he has taught at New York University, Pratt Institute, City College, and Hunter College, all in New York City. Recipient of artist fellowships in film and video by the New York Foundation for the Arts and honored by the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame for his narrative short, Deft Changes. SLC, 2007–

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