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Legal Representative
Jalene Mack, Esq.
    Evangeline M. Mitchell is a lawyer, author and publisher, social entrepreneur, documentary filmmaker, and oral historian. She is a graduate of HBCU Prairie View A&M University (a historically Black university), the University of Iowa College of Law, and the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She recently completed her Certificate in Documentary Arts from Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and raised in Houston, Texas, she currently resides in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her family.
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    Indianapolis, Indiana
    2022
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    24th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival
    Birmingham, Alabama
    2022
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    The RSF Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival – August 5-13, 2022
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    2022
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    2022
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    2022
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    2022
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    2022
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    2022
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    2022
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    2022
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    2022
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    2022
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    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    2022
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    2022
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    2022
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    2022
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    2022
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    The Massachusetts Independent Film Festival
    Worcester, Massachusetts
    2022
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    Rhode Island Black Film Festival
    Providence, Rhode Island
    2022
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    Black Film Festival of New Orleans
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    2022
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    Ottawa Black Film Festival
    Ottawa, Ontario
    2022
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    North Carolina Black Film Festival
    Wilmington, North Carolina
    2022
    Official Selection; Best Documentary Film; Jury Selection - Special Honor
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    Huntington Beach Cultural Cinema Showcase
    Huntington Beach, California
    2022
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    The Black Film Summit
    Naperville, Illinois
    2022
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    Wake Forest Film Festival
    Wake Forest, North Carolina
    2022
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    Black Art & Film Festival
    St. Petersburg, Florida
    2022
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    Halifax Black Film Festival
    Halifax
    2022
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    Toronto Black Film Festival
    Toronto
    2022
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    Black Film Festival Atlanta!
    Atlanta, Georgia
    2022
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    Dunedin International Film Festival
    Dunedin, Florida
    2022
    Official Selection; Honorable Mention
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    Djarfogo International Film Festival
    Fogo
    2021
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    The South African Independent Film Festival
    Cape Town
    2021
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    Visions of the Black Experience
    Sarasota, Florida
    2021
    Official Selection/Jury's Award - Best Documentary Short
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    Montreal International Black Film Festival
    Montreal
    2021
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    Norwalk Film Festival
    Norwalk, Connecticut
    2021
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    Newark Short Film Awards
    Newark, New Jersey
    2021
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    Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival
    Los Angeles, California
    2021
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    Capital City Black Film Festival
    Austin, Texas
    2021
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    Paris Lift-Off Film Festival
    Paris
    2021
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    Amsterdam Lift-Off Film Festival
    Amsterdam
    2021
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    Kwanzaa Film Festival 2021
    Harlem, New York City
    2021
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    London Lift-Off Film Festival
    London
    2021
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    Sydney Lift-Off Film Festival
    Sydney
    2021
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    Melbourne Lift-Off Film Festival
    Melbourne
    2021
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    Paris
    2021
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    Amsterdam Lift-Off Festival
    Amsterdam
    2021
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    22nd AAWIC (African American Women in Cinema) Film Festival Special Online Edition
    Virtual
    2021
    Official Selection/Audience Choice Award
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    Topaz Film Festival Presented by Women in Film Dallas
    Dallas, Texas
    2021
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    Gary International Black Film Festival
    Gary, Indiana
    2021
    Best Short Documentary
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    Stockholm City Film Festival
    Stockholm
    2021
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    Sunnyside Shorts International Film Festival 2021
    Sunnyside, Queens, New York
    2021
    Official Selection/Best Social Impact Documentary Short
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    Urban Mediamakers Festival
    Atlanta, Georgia (Gwinnett County)
    2021
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    International Diversity Film Festival
    2021
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    Toronto International Women Film Festival
    Toronto
    2021
    Official Selection and Outstanding Achievement Award Winner - Documentary Film
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    World Film Carnival - Singapore
    Singapore
    2021
    Official Selection/Best Film
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    Black Feedback Film Festival
    2021
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    Miami, Florida
    2021
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    Detroit Black Film Festival
    Detroit, Michigan
    2021
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    SABIFF 2021 - San Antonio Black International Film Festival
    San Antonio, Texas
    2021
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    Queens Underground International Black and Brown Film Festival
    Queens
    2021
    Official Selection/Outstanding Short Documentary
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    Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival
    Cleveland
    2021
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    Montreal International Black Film Festival
    Montreal
    2021
    Official Selection/Best Short Documentary Award
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    Hollywood South Urban Film Festival
    Atlanta
    2021
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    Los Angeles
    2021
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    Golden Short Film Festival
    Rome
    2021
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    New Haven
    2021
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    Idlewild
    2021
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    Cary
    2021
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    Utrecht
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    Sugar Hill, Georgia
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    Queens, New York
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    Denton, Texas
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    The Hollywood First-Time Filmmaker Showcase
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    Phoenix, Arizona
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    Sweden Film Awards
    Nominee - Best Short Documentary
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    London
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    Paris
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    Twin Cities Black Film Festival
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
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    Baltimore, Maryland
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    Robinson Film Awards International Film Festival
    Award of Merit Special Mention, African American
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    The IndieFEST Film Awards
    La Jolla, California
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    Black Legacy Film Festival
    Best Short Documentary
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    Paris International Film Awards
    Paris
    College
    Prairie View A&M University
    English
    College
    University of Iowa College of Law
    Law
    College
    Harvard University Graduate School of Education
    Administration, Planning, and Social Policy
    Birth Date
    November 4
    Birth City
    New Orleans
    Current City
    Cambridge
    Hometown
    Houston
    Height
    5 feet 6 inches
    Gender
    Female
    Ethnicity
    Black/African American
    Eye Color
    Brown
    Zodiac Sign
    Scorpio
    Married To
    Michael Means
    Children
    Nyla Means, Michael Means II
    “The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred… Unforeseen incidents, meetings, and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    It's all about leaving a legacy - making a significant and meaningful contribution and impact.
    Legal Representative
    Jalene Mack, Esq.