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GN-50579-05

Educational Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY 10019-7416)
Margaret Smilow (Project Director: November 2004 to present)

Harlem in Montmartre: A Paris Jazz Story

Production of a 90-minute documentary film about a community of African American jazz musicians in Paris from 1918-49.

HARLEM IN MONTMARTRE: A PARIS JAZZ STORY is a 90-minute documentary of how a small but dynamic community of African American jazz musicians crossed the Atlantic and settled in Montmartre, creating a vibrant expatriate music scene and introducing jazz to the French during the years between the world wars. A co-production of Thirteen/WNET New York, Ideale Audience and Vanguard Documentaries, the film will show how jazz music---a quintessential American art form---had an impact on French culture and how the core of this energy was black America. The film will be broadcast in primetime on PBS as part of GREAT PERFORMANCES.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Media, Humanities Projects in

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$800,000 (approved)
$800,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2005 – 6/30/2010