Talent Guide

Ann Bennett

  • Discipline:Producer
  • Program Year:Documentary Lab 2021


Ann Bennett is an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker and multimedia producer. She produced the NAACP Image Award-winning documentary, Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People, as well as the multi-platform community engagement initiative, Digital Diaspora Family Reunion (DDFR). Bennett’s film credits include; Citizen King and Fisk Jubilee Singers for the PBS series American Experience, Hymn for Alvin Ailey for Dance in America, and the award-winning PBS mini-series Africans in America and America’s War on Poverty. In addition to her production skills, Bennett is known for her work as a researcher, writer and educator. Bennett is a graduate of the Columbia Journalism School and Harvard College who was a 2019 Laundromat Project Create Change Fellow and is currently an Impact Partners Documentary Producers Fellow. As a storyteller, Bennett explores the nexus of history, culture, and technology within multicultural communities.

Current Project

Razing Liberty Square


Miami is ground zero for sea level rise. Elevation becomes real estate gold as the rich move inland from the low-lying beaches. When residents of Miami’s infamous Liberty Square public housing learn about a $300 million dollar revitalization project, they brace themselves against gentrification. What they don’t know is that the sudden interest is because their neighborhood is located on the highest and driest ground in Miami. But the residents are ready to fight this new form of racial-injustice: climate gentrification.