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Director - Damani Baker

Composer Original Score - Meshell Ndegocello

Co-Writer - Eisa Davis

Producer - Max Osterweis

Consulting Producer - Belvie Rooks

Director of Photography - Rogelio Abraldes

Still Photographer - Ku-Ling Yurman

 Maria Murillo - Location Sound

ADVISORS - MENTORS - SUPPORTERS

Fania Davis - J.D., Ph.D. Writer, activist and Co-Founder and Executive Director of Restorative Justice For Oakland Youth.

Angela Y. Davis - is known internationally for her ongoing work to combat all forms of oppression in the U.S. and abroad. Over the years she has been active as a student, teacher, writer, scholar, and activist/organizer. 

Danny Glover - Actor, producer and humanitarian.

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In 1979 the Grenadian people carry out the first successful revolution in the English speaking Caribbean. Maurice Bishop becomes Prime Minister. The Revolution attracts workers from around the world including my mother, Fannie Haughton. In 1982 Angela Davis, her family, and my mother visit Grenada to witness this miraculous Peoples’ Revolution.

In 1983 my mother is offered a position in the Ministry of Education and we leave our home in Oakland and move to Grenada. I’d never seen her happier.Grenada was briefly our home. In 1983 the United States led a military invasion following the assassination of the young popular Prime Minister, Maurice Bishop. We hid under the bed for three days as bombs shook our new paradise, and changed its course forever.

Sixteen years later, in 1999, I returned to Grenada with my mother, and began shooting a documentary film, searching for her story, one that felt not just untold, but unfinished. My mother, and a group of tireless women, had put their lives on the line, daring to build a better type of country, a stronger more resilient home. You may not know their names, but they have changed the world.

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April 1, 2015 - Our Kickstarter surpasses it's goal! 

March 30th, 2015 - Shadow & Act highlights The House on Coco Road

March 29, 2015 - Shutterstock interviews Damani Baker

March 27, 2015 - Reelblack Radio interviews Damani Baker

March 10th, 2015 - The Great Discontent interviews director Damani Baker

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Become a Backer

With your generous support I will be able to complete this feature documentary and you will join a list of incredible backers including the Sundance Institute, Paul Robeson Fund, Pacific Pioneer Fund and 600 incredible people who supported our Kickstarter campaign. 

Progress so far: With over 70 hours of material, The House on Coco Road is at the beginning of post-production. Over three weeks of principal photography in Grenada produced invaluable and exclusive interviews with former leaders from the years of revolution.

Upon returning from production in Grenada, I continued untangling my upbringing, dreams pursued, deferred, rerouted. The women I remembered sitting in my kitchen, shared fond memories of this unique moment in my family’s history. In an interview with Angela Davis she recounts her first trip to the island with my mother and the excitement she witnessed in this new developing country. Fania Davis remembers the feeling of being in a county with a population of African descent taking control of their destinies and how that had a profound impact on African Americans.

The House on Coco Road is in need of funds for a full post-production schedule. If we meet our goal we will be able to secure an editor and take the project into an audio mix and color correct. A portion of the requested amount will also make additional interviews with other incredible visionaries possible such as Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon and Dr. Cornel West.

WE SURPASSED OUR MINIMUM GOAL OF $110,000!!! With the help of nearly 600 generous individuals we now have the funds to bring together our team of incredible collaborators to start working on the film full-time!

STRECH GOALS:

 

Stretch Goal #1 - $150,000:  This goal covers proposed archival rights and clearances and relevant team.

Stretch Goal #2 - $210,000: This goal supports any final pick-up shooting, completion of editing, graphics animation, interactive web environment.    

 

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