HipCinema Labs: Projects on Harriet Tubman and Lewis Latimer

HIPCINEMA LABS is media arts incubator founded by veteran independent filmmakers Nadine M. Patterson and Parris Z. Moore. We support diverse professionals with creative, educational and entrepreneurial initiatives in film, media and design arts.

HIPCINEMA LABS mission is to develop and produce film works that speak to socially-conscious themes and subject matter. Of particular interest to us is the little known herstory and history of people of the African Diaspora. By centering people of color in our stories, we hope to redress an important imbalance. Donations to our projects are tax deductible via Fractured Atlas.

The Harriet Tubman Haiku Film Project

(preview) We Are Free Because of Harriet Tubman from Nadine M. Patterson on Vimeo.

Harriet Tubman CollageWe Are Free Because of Harriet Tubman is a meditation on resistance, history and nature. Professor Sanchez’s words speak to us today as many in America struggle to find their own liberation. The imagery is meant to heal and aid the viewer in reflection upon the text.

 

The four and a half minute film was shot on location in Harmony Maryland, along the Underground Railroad Trail as marked by the state of Maryland and in Philadelphia, where Harriet Tubman found refuge in a community of Free Blacks and Quakers.

 

Work-in-Progress Screening at the Painted Bride Art Center

We projected on gallery walls a work-in-progress at the Painted Bride Art Center, Friday December 7th, 2018 at “The What’s Happening Happening”.  Creative Team – Sonia Sanchez, poet/performer/producer; Nadine Patterson, camera/editor/director; Marlene G. Patterson, researcher/executive producer; Stephanie Malson, camera. Tech – Shot with the Panasonic GH4. Photos by Nadine Patterson and Charline Cravison.

The Incredibly True Unknown Tales of Lewis & Mary Latimer: How Electric Light Was Born into the World aka BLACK POWER 

We are developing a feature length film that is a fictionalized version of Latimer’s life and times. Click on slide below for more info.

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Pitch Deck for BLACK POWER