Blackbird

Blackbird
Nicole L. Thompson

Nicole L. Thompson, a filmmaker born and raised in Newark, will kickoff the virtual Women In Media - Newark 2020 Film Festival, which runs through October 21.  Thompson is the Director and Producer of Blackbird, an aspirational tale about Sherri Jones, an African American young woman who cleans planes for a living, but dreams of being a pilot.

Thompson spoke to WBGO News Director Doug Doyle from her home in Los Angeles. 

Women In Media - Newark
Women In Media - Newark

In response to the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) new recommendation for social distancing, and the World Health Organization's declaration of COVID-19 as an official pandemic, Women In Media - Newark Executive Director Pamela Morgan has postponed the 11th annual Women's History Month Film Festival.  A new date has yet to be determined.

WBGO will air the interviews about Blackbird and We Are The Endless Roar at a later date.