Dr. Joseph Windham Series on Race Relations Panel

I was honored to sit on the annual Dr. Joseph Windham Series on Race Relations panel this year on Oct. 20, 2016 at Northern Virginia Community College. Panelists included Professor Lucy Gebre-Egziabher (AL); Nick “Dr. Nick” Johnson of WPFW-FM; SOZE Senior Creative Director Daniel Alejandro Leon-Davis; Geoff Bennett with the Washington Reporter and NY1 Time Warner Cable News; and Film Critic Kevin Sampson. Professor Araceli Bachner (AL) moderated the discussion.

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Kevin Sampson

The fact that Kevin Sampson is not just a film critic, but a writer, producer, and director as well makes his understanding of cinema even better. Coming from a theoretical and hands on approach, he understands both sides of the struggle of viewing and creating great works. After receiving an MFA in Film & Electronic Media from American University in Washington, D.C in 2011, Kevin took his love for film to the next level by creating and producing Picture Lock, an entertainment website, podcast, and hour long film review TV show that runs on Arlington Independent Media’s public access station in Arlington, VA. The show covers new releases, classic films, and interviews with local filmmakers in the DMV area. He is also a member of the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association and African American Film Critics Association. He is currently looking forward to filming his first feature film in the near future. He believes that film is one of the most powerful art forms in the world, and he hopes that he can use the craft to inspire others and make a difference in it.