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American Women Symposium

Image of Kristy AndersenKristy Andersen

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Thursday, June 19, 2003
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Panel Two: Biographical Interpretations at Historic Sites, On Stage, and In Film

Kristy Andersen is currently finishing postproduction on BlackSouth: The Life Journey of Zora Neale Hurston, a feature-length film for PBS funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Southern Humanities Media Fund, the National Black Programming Consortium, and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. With funds from humanities councils, she researched Hurston in eight states and was instrumental in assisting the Library of Congress to find and identify films recorded by Hurston at The Church of the Living God in Beaufort, South Carolina, in 1939. Andersen has represented BlackSouth at the International Film Financing Conference in San Francisco and the Independent Feature Film Market in New York, and recently presented Hurston’s Beaufort films at the Orphans Film Symposium at the University of South Carolina. She won an EMMY for her PBS documentary Sea Turtles Last Dance, has a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Florida, and lives in Tampa with her husband and son.

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