Biography: Ada Gay Griffin is an African-American activist working in electronic media and film production. She was formerly executive director of Third World Newsreel and works to ensure a flourishing future for producers of color in progressive media. She studied art, political science, and black feminist writing at Hampshire College, where she studied the works of Audre Lorde. Griffin directed and produced Can’t Jail the Revolution and Break the Walls Down (1991), and developed Black in a Small Town, a documentary series that explored issues of race and class in semi-rural areas in the United States. In 1995 she co-directed A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde with Michelle Parkerson. She served as first assistant director on the drama Dead Man’s Shoes, which premiered at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival.
Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde (1997 – Ada Gay Griffin, Michelle Parkerson).
Black in a Small Town (Date unknown);
Can’t Jail the Revolution and Break the Walls Down (1991);
A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde (1995 – Ada Gay Griffin, Michelle Parkerson);
Dead Man’s Shoes (2006).