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Don’t Expel the Blacks

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by Princess A Hairston
in Shorts

Friday Buriel Clay Theater 2pm

Don’t Expel the Blacks is a short film about gentrification in Brooklyn. Residents in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn explain the effects gentrification has on their community.


Director Biography – Princess A. Hairston
Princess A. Hairston is an Emmy-nominated film editor based in New York. Her work spans across various platforms. She was an editor on Fresh Dressed, directed by Sacha Jenkins, which premiered at Sundance in 2015. She edited the first two episodes of the Emmy-nominated series CAPTURE w/ Mark Seliger. She was lead editor on Masterpiece of Love, a five-part 81-minute documentary series. Princess also works with ad agencies and production companies on short films, branded content and commercials. She is a 2018 recipient of the Karen Schmeer Editing Fellowship Diversity in the Edit Room Program.
Princess is also a director and producer. Through her production company Straight Path Pictures, she directs and produces documentary films, narrative and doc series and branded content. Her documentary Tracing the Hairstons, a film which reveals the struggles and triumphs of a family that is bound by a name through the worst atrocity in American history is in post-production. She also wrote and directed United States vs White Men, a narrative short set in the year 2050 which showcases the new world order of adapting to various cultures and all races through interrogation; Don’t Expel the Blacks, a short documentary in which residents of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn explain the effects gentrification has on their intimate community. Her passion for storytelling is shown through a lot of her work and many clients love her cool, calm demeanor.

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