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Evelyn Fields Updite Interview (1987)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1987-10-11

Duration: 00:11:32

Subjects: Independent filmmakers | African Americans


  • Masingale, Sonya Host
  • Updite, Evelyn Fields Interviewee


This segment from the October 11, 1987, episode of the series “Folks” features Sonya Masingale’s interview with Evelyn Fields Updite of Shreveport, Louisiana, an independent filmmaker, minister, and founder of the Black Filmmakers Society of Louisiana. She discusses: her film “Tambia Bourri”; the film’s depiction of voodoo; and the importance of creating film roles for African Americans and encouraging independent filmmakers. Masingale also presents clips from “Tambia Bourri.”