Pam Uzzell
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Pam Uzzell is a documentary filmmaker currently living in Oakland, CA. At twenty-two, she began working in post-production, with credits in over twenty feature films, including Terminator 2, Godfather III, and Bram Stoker’s Dracula. She is the director and producer of three independent documentaries, Some Call It Heaven (2007), Unearthing the Dream (2012), and Welcome to the Neighborhood (2018). Unearthing the Dream, which tells the story of the Black schools in Malvern, Arkansas, before desegregation, won Best Documentary at the Arkansas Independent Black Film Festival and was aired on Arkansas Educational Television Network as part of its Independent Producer Series. Welcome to the Neighborhood, the story of how the housing crisis has pushed out one of Berkeley’s most prominent artists, shows the history of the influential Mable Howard and her daughter, Mildred Howard. Mable Howard, one of the most influential activists and community leaders in Berkeley during the 60’s and 70’s, led a successful lawsuit to underground Bay Area Rapid Transit through the predominantly Black neighborhood of South Berkeley. Due to an unreasonable rent raise, her daughter, artist Mildred Howard, was pushed out of her South Berkeley live/workspace in 2017. Welcome to the Neighborhood has been broadcast multiple times as part of KQED’s Truly CA series since its completion in 2018. Pam’s latest work, Shelter in Displacement, (short, 2020) has been selected as part of the de Younge Open.