amBUSHed (1992)
amBUSHed (1992)
amBUSHed (1992)

12:00 – B&W - Mono – 4:3 – United States – English Dialogue - Original Format: 16mm

George H.W. Bush, then President, declares a “War on Drugs.” Meanwhile, two generations of black males find their lives invaded by that war’s foot soldiers--the police.





Boston College, United States, Sociology Professor Charles Derber’s curriculum



Sarah Lawrence College, New York, United States, Right 2 Fight Festival



Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY, United States, July 4 “Independence Day” show

14th Dallas Video Festival, Texas, United States

Hampshire College, Massachusetts, United States, Professor Julia Meltzer’s course on media



White Columns Gallery, New York, NY, United States,  “Mumia 911 National Day of Art”, September 11



Boston Architectural Center, United States, Gallery Film Series

Free Speech TV, Colorado & 60 cable systems across United States



United South End (Boston) Artists, United States, Open Studios Film Screenings, September

Independent Film & Video Showcase cable show: Tampa, Florida

10th Black International Cinema Festival:  Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, United States & Berlin, Germany, April-May

New Culture Network (cable):  Maryland, United States & International

Offline cable show:  Ithaca, New York & 14 cities across United States

Rebis Galleries,  Denver, Colorado, United States



World African Network, Atlanta, Georgia, United States & International

The 90’s Channel: Boulder, Colorado & 7 cable systems across United States

Passion & Defiance video series, Filmforum, Los Angeles, United States

National Black Programming Consortium, Prized Pieces Competition, Columbus, Ohio, United States, COMMUNITY CHOICE AWARD

Prescott Community Access Channel, Arizona, United States

Black Video Perspective, Cable 12 People TV, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Independent MASS. MEDIA program, ZONE Art Center, Springfield, Northampton Arts Center, United States

Spontaneous Combustion Film Series, Promote Artworks Center, New York, NY, United States

One World Film Festival, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Picture This Film Series, Back Alley Theatre, Cambridge, MA, United States

Metropolitan Detroit Independent Film Festival, Michigan, United States



Full House Festival of Films, New York City, Albany, Saratoga Springs, United States

Pacific Arts Cable TV, Farmington, Michigan, United States

35th ZINEBI: International Documentary & Short Film Festival of Bilbao, Spain

Unquote TV,  broadcast on 42 community cable stations across United States

Nomad Video Festival, Seattle, Washington, United States                                   

Magdeburg International Film Festival, Germany

Central Florida Film & Video Festival, Orlando, United States

Cape Cod Film & Video Festival, Hyannis, MA, United States, AUDIENCE’S FAVORITE NARRATIVE FILM

Art Maggot Hysteria video show, Los Angeles Channel 3, California, United States

NSTV video show, Manhattan Channel 69, New York, United States

Louisville Film & Video Festival, Kentucky, United States, MERIT AWARD

Brisbane International Film Festival, Australia

Eat Carpet film program, SBS-TV, New South Wales, Australia

CityTV, Santa Monica, California, United States

Act of Video Festival, Downtown Community Television Center, New York, NY, United States

Independent Short Cinema Festival, Seattle, Washington, United States

Wine Country Film Festival, Sonoma County & Napa Valley, California, United States

North Carolina International Film & Video Festival, Fayetteville, United States, CERTIFICATE OF MERIT

Young, Gifted, and Broke, Manhattan Cable Channel 16, New York, NY, United States

42nd Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia

Seattle International Film Festival, Washington, United States

New England Film & Video Festival, Boston, United States, OUTSTANDING INDEPENDENT FILM

Andover Film Festival, Phillips Academy, Massachusetts, United States

Mosaic program, WLVI-TV Boston, United States

Through the Lens, WYBE-TV Philadelphia (PBS affiliate), United States  

Eventworks Film & Video Festival, Brookline, Massachusetts, United States

Black International Cinema Festival, South Bend, Indiana, United States & Berlin, Germany

Dead Air Live, Somerville/Cambridge, Massachusetts cable program, United States

The Other Side Café, Boston, United States

Palm Springs International Film Festival, California, United States



Axlegrease, Squeaky Wheel’s/Buffalo Media Resources’ cable show, New York, United States

Cinequest, San Jose Film Festival, California, United States

Boston Film/Video Foundation, Massachusetts, United States


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