Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich, a Temple MFA student in Film and Media Arts, is director of “A Gentleman’s War,” produced and released this month by the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC).
Founded in 1979, NBPC develops, produces and funds media content about the Black experience for public media sources including television, digital radio and online outlets. Since 1991 the organization has invested more than $10 million dollars in documentary content for public media such as PBS and PBS.org. NPBC also trains, mentors and supports producers, and manages community engagement projects.
“A Gentleman’s War” is a transmedia documentary that presents the sights, sounds and anecdotes of New York’s cricketing community. It features interviews with scholars of the sport, photographs of fans and players, as well as documentary shorts. All the material can be accessed through an interactive web platform designed by Luisa Covaria. The project shows how cricket was cultivated for African Diaspora immigrants, mainly from the Caribbean, who led their teams to participate in professional competitions as the well-respected Metropolitan cricket league.
This innovative project gave Madeleine Hunt the opportunity to present at the 50th anniversary celebration and on C.L.R. James and his classic cricket memoir “Beyond a Boundary.” The conference was hosted by University of Glasgow in Glasgow, Scotland.
To check out the project visit “A Gentleman’s War”´s website here.