One Voice: The Story of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir

As a country challenges a cycle of division and exclusion, a choir sings with one voice, defining diversity in profound ways and using the tradition of Black gospel music to unify.

  • Spencer Wilkinson
    Director
    Alice Street
  • Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir
    Producer
  • Endangered Ideas
    Producer
  • Terrance Kelly
    Key Cast
  • Nicolia Bagby-Gooding
    Key Cast
  • Vernon Staggers
    Key Cast
  • Daniel Strauss
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 4 minutes
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Mill Valley Film Festival
    Mill Valley
    United States
    October 10, 2018
    World Premiere
  • Hometown Screening
    Oakland, CA
    United States
    April 24, 2019
    Hometown Premiere
  • Theatrical 1-Week-Run at New Parkway Theater
    Oakland
    United States
    October 13, 2019
  • Montana Premiere
    Helena, Montana
    United States
    December 20, 2019
    Montana Premiere
  • Unity in Marin
    Marin, California
    United States
    October 25, 2019
    Unity in Marin
  • Best of East Bay Movies Finalist
    Oakland, California
    United States
    July 20, 2020
    East Bay Express
    Best of East Bay Movies Finalist
Director Biography - Spencer Wilkinson

Spencer is the founder of Endangered Ideas, a film production company focused on stories of resilience and based in Oakland, California. In 2018, he directed the feature-length "ONE VOICE: The Story of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir" which premiered at the Mill Valley Film Festival in 2018, was presented by the Berkeley Film Foundation, and featured on PBS News Hour's 'Brief But Spectacular' series. He is the director and producer of "Alice Street". He is currently in pre-production on his feature-length documentary, "The Day Before Hip Hop" about the Oakland Boogaloo street dance of the 1970s.

Spencer's films have presented at the Mill Valley Film Festival, San Francisco Latino Film Festival, Oakland International Film Festival and Artivist Film Festival, among many others.

After ten years working in disenfranchised communities and supporting gang-involved and homeless youth, Spencer began a career in community media and documentary filmmaking. He received grant awards in 2017 and 2018 from the City of Oakland Cultural Funding Program for media arts and 2018 from the Berkeley Film Foundation.

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