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100 Years From Mississippi – Film Screening + Q&A with Director
Tarabu Betserai Kirkland
Screening / Q&A with Director
Humanities Auditorium 6:00 PM
Tarabu is the director and producer for the award-winning
documentary film, “100 Years From Mississippi.” His diverse background as a Media Artist, Producer and Administrator includes
twenty years in Public Radio having served as General Manager of radio station KPFK-FM in Los Angeles, Assistant Manager of KPFA in
Berkeley where he co-founded the Third World Media Department and helped establish national radio training programs for producers of color, and General Manager of the Community Information
He is also the author and composer of the musical “Jukebox” which starred Danny Glover, author and producer of the stage play
“Ritual of a Bop Solo,” producer of the stage play “Jungle Bells,”
and producer and musical co-director for the National Public Radio drama “Quiet Thunder,” and has been the writer and producer for numerous radio documentary projects and video industrials.
In addition, Tarabu has worked in the cultural and social service sector as the Director of Programs at
A Place Called Home, Managing Director of Great Leap, Inc., and Managing Director of the Black Theatre
Sponsored by the Humanities Institute