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About Pam Uzzell

Director of our documentary, Unearthing the Dream

Pam Uzzell has been working in film for over twenty years. After graduating from Brown University in 1988 with degrees in both French Literature and Semiotics, Pam moved to the San Francisco Bay area and began working as a free-lance editor in picture and sound. She has worked on everything from large blockbusters such as Terminator 2 and Godfather III to local, independent films such as the academy award-winning documentary In the Shadow of the Stars. In 2006 she completed her MFA in Cinema at San Francisco State University, as well as her first documentary film Some Call It Heaven, a portrait of the small town of Smackover, Arkansas. She has been an instructor for the Academy of Art in San Francisco off and on since 1995 and has taught various other youth film programs. Unearthing the Dream, the story of the exceptional Black schools of Malvern, Arkansas, prior to integration, is her first feature documentary.