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Breaking the News

Heather Courtney, Princess A. Hairston, Chelsea Hernandez, USA 2023, 99’
European premiere
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The origin story of The 19th* media service that gives voice to women, ethnic minorities, the LGBTQ+ community and others excluded from American discourse. It is a story of determination, hope, the need for independent journalism, and women documenting the birth of a new, not necessarily better, America.

A Conversation With Heather Courtney, Princess A. Hairston & Diane Quon (hammertonail.com)

Jakub Demiańczuk
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Tickets sale starts on 25th October, noon.
We 08 Nov, 18:45knh 2
Fr 10 Nov, 09:45knh 2
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Heather Courtney

Heather Courtney is a reporter, journalist, director, and producer of documentaries. For many years, she worked for the UN and aid organizations, including in Rwanda. Courtney’s films have screened, among others, at Tribeca and Houston's WorldFest. She won an Emmy for Where Soldiers Come From

Filmography

2006 Letters from the Other Side

2011 Where Soldiers Come From

2014 Healing Waters (short)

2016 Postcards from the great Divie (TV series, 1 episode)

2016 Stories of the Mind (TV series, 2 episodes)

2018 The Unafraid

2023 Z ostatniej chwili / Breaking the News (co-dir.)

Princess A. Hairston

Producer and editor, director of documentaries and commercials, Princess A. Hairston has also worked on the presidential campaign of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. She runs her own production company in New York. Breaking the News is her feature-length directorial debut.

Filmography

2018 United States vs White Men (short)

2018 Don’t Expel the Blacks (short)

2023 Z ostatniej chwili / Breaking the News (co-dir.)

Chelsea Hernandez

Director, producer, editor, and cinematographer Chelsea Hernandez has many years of experience in television and cinema. Originally from Mexico, she currently lives in Austin. Her short film An Uncertain Future received awards at the SXSW festival, among others. 

Filmography

2009 FeMC (short)

2012 See the Dirt (short)

2017 An Uncertain Future (short)

2019 Building the American Dream

2023 Z ostatniej chwili / Breaking the News (co-dir.)

Cast & Crew

director Heather Courtney, Princess A. Hairston, Chelsea Hernandez
screenplay Jamie Boyle
cinematography Heather Courtney, Princess A. Hairston, Chelsea Hernandez
editing Jamie Boyle, Kristina Motwani
music Meredith Ezinma Ramsay, Gil Talmi
producer Heather Courtney, Princess A. Hairston, Chelsea Hernandez, Dian Moy Quon
production Chicken and Egg Pictures, Four Pillar Films
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language English
coloration colour
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