The Team

Written & performed by Jacqueline WoodsonJacqueline Woodson is a novelist, poet and screenwriter. She is the author of more than thirty books. Her accolades include the National Book Award, a Macarthur Fellowship, Coretta Scott King Awards, and NAACP Awards among many others.

Produced by Erika Dilday
Erika Dilday, a producer, journalist, and media executive, is the executive director of American Documentary Inc. and executive producer of its award-winning documentary series POV on PBS and American ReFramed on WORLD Channel. Most recently, she was the CEO of Futura Media Group. Prior to Futuro Media, she was the executive director of Maysles Documentary Center. Erika also held strategic planning and financial management roles at The New York Times, National Geographic Television, and CBS. She is a graduate of Harvard College, the Columbia School or Journalism, and Columbia Business School. In 2020 she was a Knight Neiman fellow at Harvard University.

Produced & Directed by Catherine Founder and Director of Aubin Pictures, Catherine Gund is an Emmy-nominated producer, director, writer, and activist. Her media work focuses on strategic and sustainable social transformation, racial justice, arts and culture, HIV/AIDS and reproductive justice, and the environment. Her films have screened around the world in festivals, theaters, museums, and schools; on PBS, the Discovery Channel, Sundance Channel, Netflix, and Amazon Prime. Her recent films include: Primera (Tribeca Film Festival), Aggie (Sundance, Doc Fortnight), Dispatches From Cleveland (CIFF, MSPIFF), and Chavela (Berlinale, Hot Docs, Ambulante). Gund currently serves on the boards of Art For Justice, Art Matters, Baldwin for the Arts, and The George Gund Foundation. An alumnus of Brown University and the Whitney Independent Study Program, she has four children and lives in NYC.

Soundscape by Meshell Ndegeocello
Meshell Ndegeocello is a German-born American singer-songwriter, rapper, and bassist. Her Grammy award-winning music incorporates a wide variety of influences, including funk, soul, jazz, hip hop, reggae and rock. As a prolific multi-instrumentalist and poetic intellectual, Ndegeocello’s music weaves together sensual sentiments, spinning storytelling and activism into its own (sub)genre of soul. Most recently, Meshell crafted the theme song for Netflix’s “We The People.”

Edited by M. Trevino
M. Trevino is an award-winning queer Latinx filmmaker, audio artist, activist and educator based in New York City. He has been making films and audio productions since 1999, and has collaborated with organizations like the Tribeca Film Institute, Downtown Community Television (DCTV), The Kitchen, Maysles Documentary Center and City University of New York. His works center on issues pertaining to gender, ethnography, ritual, and memory, and has been presented in major cities in the United States including New York, San Francisco, Houston and Detroit. As a filmmaker and film educator, he has been closely involved with immigrant and Latinx underserved communities.

Executive producers:
Adam & Melony Lewis
Jack Shear
Mickalene Thomas

Co-Executive Producers:
Ann & Graham Gund

Jia Li
Emerson Mahoney
Catherine Gund

Sound Recordists:
Errol Basdeo
Samantha Cohen

Assistant Editing:
Flavia Romani

Additional Music By:
Chris Bruce
Jebin Bruni
Abe Rounds

In Association With:
Just Films/Ford Foundation

This project is also supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University.