Camille DeBose is a lecturer and award winning filmmaker. With a Masters degree in Sociology and an MFA in Cinema she takes an academic approach to the exploration of social forces through the analysis and production of film. Her first film, Good Hair and other Dubious Distinctions sparked conversation on intra-cultural racism and the “othering” which occurs inside one’s own community. Her second film, On Fathers and Sons and Love explored the lives of four generations of men through the lens of the Harvard Grant Study, prompting conversations on the role love plays in the lives of men and their families. Her third and shortest documentary, The Poetic and The Visual (https://vimeo.com/331507057), is an experimental collaboration with Ladan Osman, a Somali poet and winner of the Sillerman First Book Prize. The film explores art, poetry, and the politics of artistic production in our contemporary age of racial and cultural animus. All three of her films have been official selections at various film festivals including the Black Harvest Film Festival in Chicago and the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival in Seattle.
With over a decade of teaching experience, Camille has taught an assortment of courses on Gender, Cinema Production, Sociology, and Ethics to adults and children. In 2011 she was awarded the Louise de Marillac award for being a “Woman of Spirt and Action” and encouraging inspiration through teaching and action. She has popular writings published on Flow TV by the University of Texas at Austin and In Media Res. Her films are funded and produced through SocMedia Films, a small production company which she owns with her husband.