Stephanie Black is a documentary filmmaker whose credits include the award-winning feature-length documentaries: Life and Debt on the impact international organizations, such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and current globalization policies have on the economies of developing nations such as Jamaica, West Indies.
H-2 Worker is on the ten thousand Caribbean men brought to Florida each year to harvest sugarcane for American corporations under the temporary guest worker “H-2” visa. The film won both the Best Documentary and Best Cinematography awards at the 1990 Sundance Film Festival, and was the U.S. selection for the Critics Week at Cannes.
Africa Unite documents Bob Marley’s 60th birthday celebration, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which recognizes his life long dream of African unity.
Black’s television credits include a documentary on Whitney Houston for Lifetime, and the reality show Being Bobby Brown for Bravo. In addition to over 80 segments for Sesame Street, children’s shorts for Nickelodeon, PBS’s Zoom, and Cartoon Network’s Big Bag series, she has produced and directed numerous music videos, as well as a 30-minute documentary on the Bob Marley tribute album, Making of Chant Down Babylon. Black was Second Unit Director for Raoul Peck on Fatal Assistance. She has taught documentary film-making at the School of Visual Arts, New York University, and Y/FVA in New York City.