In The Spotlight: African Genesis

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These spotlights will vary in length, depending on the information provided from behind the scenes. If we come across more relevant information, we will update these posts accordingly.

Here at CCBFF, we're passionate about films and the inspirational minds behind them.  As declared in our mission statement, one of our many goals is to  support and exhibit visual creations which portray the African American experience and the history of African lineage around the world. With this vision in mind - and the support of some wonderful sponsors - we have brought this festival to fruition, and we are excited to share our filmmakers' stories with you!

We continue our Spotlight segment with African Genesis, playing September 27th. For tickets,  visit our purchasing page  for the first screening at the Omni Hotel in Ballroom B.

About The Filmmaker

Bob Lott pioneered Black Music in video form in national syndication on commercial television with The Gavin & Lott Show. Over the years Bob has worked with many of the recording artists in the stable of the legendary production duo of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff's Philadelphia International Records, including Teddy Pendergrass, McFadden & Whitehead, Patti LaBelle, The O'Jays and many, many others.

Bob has covered most of the trips for the d’Zert Club with teens abroad including eight (8) trips to Egypt, four (4) trips to Ghana and singular trips to Morocco, Spain, Paris and Brazil. As a result two (2) full length documentaries on Egypt and Ghana have been completed.

 “I Am An American: The Making of An Anthem”, produced and directed by Bob Lott, is a documentary revealing the decades-long mission by legendary music pioneer KENNY GAMBLE and utilization of Temple University’s Orchestra and choir along with superstar Patti LaBelleBob is also currently developing a 90 minute reality documentary with Anthony Browder, the renowned Egyptologist scholar, and author, about the discovery of an Egyptian burial chamber of a 25th Dynasty priest named Karakhamun in Luxor, Egypt.” Bob worked on Before They Die, a chronicle of Black Wall St. and the Tulsa Race Riots where he teamed with producer Reggie Turner and distinguished Harvard professor to Barack Obama, attorney and scholar Charles Olgeltree.

Over the years Bob has produced, music videos, eleven 30 minute infomercials that aired nationally, along with TV commercials, promotional/sales and videos for numerous corporations and non-profits

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For more information on the film, you can visit our catalogue of inaugural film entries for details. You can also find more information on the filmmaker's website.

Who is looking forward to exploring West African heritage with African Genesis?