Carlos De Jesus

Associate Professor

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Producer-director of documentaries and drama in film and video. Key participant on the First World Order Project, a long-term telecommunications project that will focus on traditional as well as contemporary expressions of African cultural practice throughout the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe, India, and the Pacific Islands. Has conducted photography workshops for children in public schools through the Arts Partners Program; lectured on Puerto Rican and Latino images in the media at Queens College. Invited artist to the Ninth Annual Cultural Festival in Asilah, Morocco; video artist-in-residence at the Bronx Museum of the Arts; the Experimental Television Center, Owego, N.Y.; and at Global Village, New York City. Has lectured on independent black American film production in Africa under sponsorship of the United States Embassy. Directed and coproduced The Performed Word, a National Endowment for the Humanities docudrama on the African-American preacher. Documentary producer-director, New Voice (PBS), WGBH, Boston; director, Sonrisas (PBS), KLRN, Austin; producer- director, PBS/NBC series, Watch Your Mouth! for WNET/Thirteen, New York; executive producer-director of Imágenes, for NJN, Trenton. Fellowships: Fulbright (France), John Hay Whitney, New York State Creative Artist Program, New York State Council on the Arts (Media), New York Foundation for the Arts (Film), and Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Film and video work has been exhibited in New York City at the Whitney Museum, Museum of Modern Art, International Center of Photography, and the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and in California and Washington, D.C. His sixth photo-text book is Screen Memories. In 1996, his one-hour long video documentary That Old Gang of Mine was broadcast on Thirteen/WNET; screened at the Museum of Modern Art, El Museo del Barrio, Port Washington Public Library, and most recently at Cine Latino, San Francisco, and Saybrook College, Yale; it has won the CINE Gold Eagle (1997), and is being distributed by Filmakers Library.


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B.A., New York