2019 Create Change Fellow | 2020 Creative Action Fund Awardee | 2021 Creative Action Fund Awardee
Brooklyn | Film
Ann Bennett is an Emmy nominated documentary filmmaker and multimedia producer. She produced the NAACP Image Award-winning PBS feature documentary, “Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People” as well as the multi-platform community engagement initiative, “Digital Diaspora Family Reunion” (DDFR). Bennett’s film credits include; ‘Citizen King’ and ‘Fisk Jubilee Singers’ for the PBS series “American Experience”, ‘Hymn for Alvin Ailey’ for “Dance in America”, and the award-winning PBS mini-series; ‘Africans in America’ and ‘America’s War on Poverty’. Bennett is a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Harvard College and focuses her work on exploring the nexus of history, culture, disability, and technology within multicultural communities.
LINEAGE LAUNCHPAD© Ancestor’s Tonic
LINEAGE LAUNCHPAD© Ancestor’s Tonic is an Augmented Reality/AR platform where African American Ancestors from the past appear at selected New York historical sites, in-person and virtually, to share their words of wisdom, strategic advice and calming assurances which collectively can serve as a ‘Tonic’ for modern New Yorkers (and the rest of the world) who are in the midst of a very challenging moment in history for everyone but especially for People-of-Color.