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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Princess A. Hairston’s Tracing the Hairstons
NYWIFT member Princess A. Hairston is the Producer, Director and Editor of Tracing the Hairstons a project that is currently crowdfunding. Tracing the Hairstons reveals the struggles and triumphs of a family that is bound by a name through the worst atrocity in American History. From both the black and white lens, these Hairston’s tell stories of hardship, pain, bravery, plantation life, triumph and legacy.

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Check out the film's website, and watch the trailer.

Princess A. Hairston is an editor/director/producer and founder of Straight Path Pictures. She is one of the few female editors of color in film, television and advertising. With a background in editing, Princess laid her roots as an assistant editor for nearly 8 years at a commercial post house. She has been editing in film and television for the past 6 years. Princess worked on the first two episodes of the emmy-nominated series Capture with Mark Seliger. She was an editor on the documentary film Fresh Dressed, an official selection at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. She also edits commercials, webisodes, branded content, and short films with many top advertising agencies and production companies throughout New York City. She is directing her first feature-length documentary titled Tracing the Hairstons. She is also currently editing the documentary feature film Little Sallie Walker directed by Marta Effinger-Crichlow.

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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts