With the late Congressman John Lewis, Rep, Sheila Jackson Lee and others.
We are excited to announce the availability of RISE Mickey Leland, World Citizen, a documentary film by Dr. Robert Franklin. This video trailer features the late Texas Congressman Mickey Leland, who brought awareness of hunger and other issues, including proposing the African American Museum.
Leland died in a suspicious plane crash in the remote mountains of Ethiopia delivering food aid to refugees.
It contains commentary by the late Congressman John Lewis, former Congressmen, Tony Hall, Mike Epsy, Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee, Poet, Activist, Omowale Lathuli Allen, and others.
“More than anything, I appreciate that Mickey is remembered through this film. Those who are unfamiliar with his life and work will gain insight into his passions and contributions to his beloved Texas and the world.”
-Alison Leland (Widow of Mickey Leland).
About the Exe Producer, Director, Dr. Robert Franklin
Robert A. Franklin, PhD. is the General Manager of WCSU-FM, Central State University public radio station. He has more than 20 years of management experience with the National Public Radio (NPR) affiliated station at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Western Illinois University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and KSUT Four Corners Public Radio.
An award-winning radio and documentary film producer. Dr. Franklin’s current film, “Rise-Mickey Leland, Citizen” was recently screened at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. Dr. Franklin is a former Joan Barone Shorenstein Congressional Journalism Fellow. Franklin career also includes teaching a variety of college media communication courses.
If you are interested in possibly licensing this film, please let me know and I can provide a link to the film in its entirety.
Check out the trailer here.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to touch bases with us.