"I believe filmmaking is an art. And
like all art,
it is subject to interpretation by the recipients of its embodiment. Censorship has no place in art. However, I believe that artists should be crystal clear about what they are attempting to project in their work. Ultimately artists bear the responsibility of whatever outcomes the art they produce, facilitates, or incites; be it discussion, laughter, violence, discovery, love, focus, beauty, change, revolution, etc.
I try to use my art as a vehicle to invoke thought and discussion in public and private forums. It is my hopes that as a filmmaker, I too, can become a player in the game of shaping the current and future generations. Not only to play, but change the game totally, in a way that we’re all winners."
Natural Woman© (27:30) DVD
Directed and Edited by: Cindy Hurst
This film addresses the psychological and philosophical implications that occur when African-American women decides to stop straightening their hair and wear it naturally. It includes interviews with activist and African-Black Psychologist, Dr. Na’im Akbar, noted author, Dr. Darryl Scriven, and a diverse group of girls and women who give narratives of their individual hair journeys.
© 2009 all rights reserved
This film exemplifies how longing and loneliness can usher in spirits that are better left forgotten.
© 2010 all rights reserved
Remembering a Forgotten First: The Story of Charlie Granger©
Written and Directed: Cindy Hurst
Edited by: Cindy Hurst and Stanley Wong
(56:30) DVD - Documentary full feature
This film recounts of the life of former NFL player, Charlie Granger and how he, and other African-American Players like him, changed the game pro football forever.
© 2011 all rights reserved