Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America - June 19

Off Center Productions

 Who's Who  

  • Gbenga Akinnagbe

    Activist, actor, and entrepreneur are just a few  traits to describe the multi-faceted rising star  Gbenga Akinnagbe.  Perhaps best known for  his  career defining turn as Chris Partlow in The Wire,  Gbenga recently reunited with David Simon as a series regular in the HBO series The Deuce with James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal. His recent work includes Kathryn  Bigelow’s  Detroit,  with  John Boyega, and Amazon Studios' Crown Heights, with Lakeith Stanfield and Nnamdi Asomugha. Gbenga will soon appear in Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird at the Lincoln Center Theater. Off screen, Gbenga has his own lifestyle brand, Liberated People, which has created powerful online movements like #OurSonTrayvon, supporting the Trayvon Martin Foundation, and #PatriarchyIsABitch, supporting Black Women’s Blueprint, recognizing the contributions of feminist freedom fighters.

  • Emily Kunstler

    Emily Kunstler graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA and honors in Film and Video. She was a video producer for Democracy Now!, an independent national television and radio news program, and a studio art fellow with the Independent Study Program of the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2004. She is a co-founder of Off Center Media, a documentary production company dedicated to racial justice and social change. Her film, William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe (Sundance '09, POV/PBS), directed with her sister, Sarah Kunstler, was shortlisted for the Best Documentary Academy Award. Off Center Media films have contributed to campaigns to stay executions, convince decision makers to reopen cases, and exonerate the wrongfully convicted. For more infomation on Off Center Media, please visit www.off-center.com.

  • Sarah Kunstler

    Sarah Kunstler graduated from Yale University with a BA in Photography and from Columbia Law School with a JD. She is a documentary filmmaker and lawyer focusing on criminal defense and civil rights. Sarah co-founded the documentary production company Off Center Media with her sister Emily. A lawyer in private practice, she is a member of the CJA panel for the Southern District of New York and represents indigent defendants facing federal criminal prosecution.

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