articles have been published in the Caribbean Review, ACM Literary
Magazine and Angles. She is a member of New Day Films, Inc. and holds
an MFA from the School of the Art Institute, Chicago.
Ms. Leland’s collaborative approach to documentary filmmaking, she has
gained the respect and confidence of members of the Haitian, Mayan, and
Garifuna communities. A theme which links all of her work is the
preservation and documentation of native Caribbean and Latin American
documentaries have proved to be successful tools for cultural
preservation. The Garifuna Journey, produced in collaboration with
Garifuna elders, was instrumental in gaining United Nations recognition
as “Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” for
the Garifuna community.
Henrik Lockhart, Cameraperson / Associate Producer
Henrik Lockhart is a Virgin Islands native with a state-side B.F.A. in
Film and Video. He is now the crew chief and principle cameraman for
WTJX in the Virgin Islands. Having grown up with the music, Mr.
Lockhart has intimate knowledge of both the music and the musicians who
are the subject of this documentary.
Ines Sommer, Cameraperson
Ines Sommer is an independent filmmaker, cinematographer, curator and
educator. She received a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of
Chicago, where she has also taught film production and film history.
Ines’ work – ranging from short films to documentaries and a narrative
feature – has screened at numerous alternative exhibition venues and
festivals including the Berlin International Film Festival, Oberhausen
International Short Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, and Ann Arbor
Film Festival. In addition to her personal work in film/video, Ines
Sommer frequently collaborates with other filmmakers as a
cinematographer and has shot a wide range of documentary, advocacy,
educational and dramatic projects. Her company Sommer Film/Video
specializes in producing educational and documentary videos for
non-profit and university clients including DePaul University, Columbia
College Chicago, and the Chicago Historical Society
Jude Leak, Editor
Jude Leak is an award-winning editor with over a decade of documentary
experience. She works with Kurtis Productions and Towers
Productions in Chicago to create programs such as the Emmy nominated
Cold Case Files, Investigative Reports, and New Explorers for A&E
Television Networks and PBS, Investigating History for The History
Channel, Outdoor Investigations for The Outdoor Life Network, and
numerous independent documentaries and films. She has a BA in
Film from Columbia College.
Cate Huetter, Project Assistant
Cate Huetter has a Cultural Studies and Anthropology background having
completed her undergraduate work at University of Chicago and her
graduate studies at Columbia University in New York. Her regional focus
was Eastern Europe, where Cate conducted ethnographic research at a
graduate level. She served for three years as coordinator for the
Centennial Scholars and the First-Year Seminar Programs at Barnard
College, where she advised students and wrote grants. She also taught
Sociology at the College. Cate is now working with Andrea Leland where
she functions as a grant-writer, a graphic designer, and the assistant
to the producer.