Orlando Bagwell

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Orlando Bagwell "is the Director of the Media, Arts and Culture unit at the Ford Foundation. Holding a M.A. in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University, Orlando has a distinguished career of over 25 years as an independent filmmaker and producer." [1]

"Orlando Bagwell's extensive award-winning and internationally-acclaimed filmography includes: Executive Producer of Africans in America: America's Journey through Slavery, produced for WGBH and nationally broadcast on PBS in October, 1999; Malcolm X: Make It Plain, for The American Experience in 1995; Frederick Douglass: When the Lion Wrote History, for WETA, 1995; two films for the internationally celebrated Blackside Inc. series, Eyes on the Prize, Mississippi: Is This America? and Ain't Scared of Your Jails. He was also the supervising producer on the national PBS series The Great Depression and a staff producer for the national PBS weekly program Frontline from 1988-89. In 1989, Orlando Bagwell founded ROJA Productions, an independent film and television production company and produced its first documentary Roots Of Resistance: A Story of the Underground Railroad, for The American Experience. He served as executive vice president for Blackside, Inc. from 1991 to 1994 and continues today as the president of ROJA Productions." [2]

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  1. Orlando Bagwell, SSRC, accessed March 2, 2010.
  2. Bagwell, PBS, accessed July 7, 2007.