Nate Parker is making big moves in Hollywood because just a few months after he made history at the Sundance Film Festival with the movie, Birth Of A Nation. The actor/director is set to unveil his film and drama school at Texas HBCU College.
Nate Parker announced that he will be launching the school at Wiley College in East Texas which will cover all the major aspects film making and to also give people of colour the chance to tell their own stories.
The hope is that we cover all aspects of filmmaking, from sound, lighting and cinematography, to just studying film specifically with the cultural component and the history of film,” said Parker to KLTV. “You control the moving picture, you control the masses … so really getting them rallied around the idea of reclaiming the narrative of America, specifically through the eyes of people of color.”
If I can create a pipeline toward filmmaking physically through developing the college, having filmmakers be nurtured and cultivated here, and then having somewhere for them to go with respect for them actually being able to engage in filmmaking here in East Texas, then it kind of serves multiple purposes,” said Parker.
Nate Parker is making the black community proud and he is showing others what needs to be done rather than just talking about it. Kudos to him