Published on October 10th, 2017 | by Jerry Doby0
‘Maynard’ a Film By Sam Pollard, Wraps Production
Production just wrapped on what is a vital story surrounding Black political leadership in America. Maynard H. Jackson, the first black Mayor of Atlanta which has evolved into what is considered “Black Hollywood.” This important story documents for newer and upcoming generations that benchmark political happening in the major southern metropolis as well as the global impact this civil rights activist and the highly lauded civic leader had in another rancorous era in our history. It didn’t begin with President Obama, there have been amazing African-American leaders, fighting from the inside for our nation to do that which is right for all citizens, not Just-Us.
Here’s the official line on the project
Principal lensing on Maynard, a documentary directed by the prolific filmmaker Sam Pollard, has wrapped as the film enters post-production in Atlanta, Georgia.
He was Obama before Obama. Maynard Holbrook Jackson became first black Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia in 1973 and this film is an exploration into a man who had dreams and ambitions to be a public servant for his people seeing that it was the next logical step in the journey that had been started by Dr. King, and so many others who had blazed the trail during the years of horrific segregation.
Maynard includes interviews with President Bill Clinton, Al Sharpton, Vernon Jordan, Ambassador Andrew Young, Rev. Joseph Lowery, Jesse Jackson, former Atlanta Mayors Sam Massel and Shirley Franklin, and current Mayor Kasim Reed to name a few.
Directed by Academy Award nominee, Emmy winner and four-time Peabody Award winner Sam Pollard (“Slavery by Another Name”, “Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me”, “Two Trains Runnin’”), Maynard is produced by Wendy Eley Jackson, Dolly Turner, and Winsome Sinclair with cinematography by Henry Adebonojo, who worked on the Academy Award-nominated documentary “I Am Not Your Negro”.