Ann Bennett

African American, Black, Woman of Color

Prana Productions



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.

Active Projects

I am the producer of the new feature-length documentary currently in production, Razing Liberty Square, that addresses climate gentrification by following the redevelopment of a historic African American public housing project in Miami and its impact on long-time residents.  Our film has production support from Ford Foundation JustFilms, Black Public Media, Catapult Film Fund, Vulcan Productions and individual donors. We are seeking post production funds with the goal of completing our documentary by the end of 2020.

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