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Nelson George

Nelson George is an author, filmmaker, TV producer and critic with a long career in analyzing and presenting the diverse elements of African-American culture. He made his directorial debut with the HBO movie Life Support, for which Queen Latifah won a Golden Globe. His many recent documentary projects include VH1’s Finding The Funk, Showtime’s Brooklyn Boheme, ESPN’s The Announcement and his new film, A Ballerina’s Tale. In 2008, he co-edited, with Alan Leeds, The James Brown Reader: 50 Years of Writing about the Godfather of Soul.

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Nelson George (A Ballerina’s Tale) Talks Samba Gadjigo and Jason Silverman’s Sembene!

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By Nelson George | November 20, 2015

Nelson George (A Ballerina’s Tale) Talks Samba Gadjigo and Jason Silverman’s Sembene!

A documentary on the revolutionary African director prompts a longtime champion to look back on his work.

Nelson George (A Ballerina’s Tale) Talks How Spike Lee Changed His Life

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By Nelson George | October 17, 2015

Nelson George (A Ballerina’s Tale) Talks How Spike Lee Changed His Life

Now with his first feature playing in theaters, a director looks back to the start of his journey toward becoming a filmmaker.