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Sunday, June 23, 2024

Documentary About the Founder of the Black History Mobile Museum Selected for Essence Film Festival

Dr. Khalid El-Hakim

Nationwide — Reel Sung Productions is thrilled to announce that a documentary called Living Proof: Dr. Khalid’s Black History Mobile Museum directed by Mr. Wave of the legendary New York City Breakers, has been chosen as an official selection at the esteemed Essence Film Festival. The festival will take place in New Orleans from July 4 to July 7, 2024.

This exciting news comes on the heels of the documentary’s recent success at the Hip-Hop Cinefest in Rome, where it received a Special Mention plaque and honor. Living Proof: Dr. Khalid’s Black History Mobile Museum captivated audiences with its poignant portrayal of archivist Dr. Khalid el-Hakim’s journey and his groundbreaking creation, the Black History 101 Mobile Museum.

The documentary sheds light on Dr. Khalid el-Hakim’s tireless efforts to preserve and share the rich history of African American culture through his mobile museum. Featuring insightful interviews with luminaries such as Professor Griff of Public Enemy, Khalilah Ali (former of boxing legend Muhammad Ali), and renowned photographer Ernie Paniccioli, the film offers a compelling narrative that celebrates the contributions of Black icons throughout history.

“Mr. Wave’s vision is truly inspiring, and it offers a unique perspective on the work of the Black History Mobile Museum,” Dr. Khalid says. “Sharing such a personal story requires immense trust, and he has honored my life’s work in an awesome way. A very special thanks to producer Miki Packett, executive producer Martha Diaz, producer Mario Lobo, narrator JayQuan, and editor Shumerria Harris for their work and commitment to this project.”

Mr. Wave, known for his contributions to hip-hop culture both as a legendary break-dancer and now as a documentary filmmaker, brings his unique perspective to Living Proof. Through his lens, audiences are taken on a transformative journey that highlights the importance of preserving and honoring Black history.

“We are honored to have Living Proof: Dr. Khalid’s Black History Mobile Museum selected for the Essence Film Festival,” said Mr. Wave. “This festival celebrates the power of storytelling and amplifies diverse voices, and we are thrilled to be a part of it.”

The Essence Film Festival is renowned for showcasing groundbreaking films that celebrate Black culture and storytelling. As an official selection, Living Proof joins a prestigious lineup of films that embody the spirit of creativity, resilience, and authenticity.

For press inquiries, contact bhistory101@yahoo.com or (313) 645-4197.