Mar 11, 2013
Award-winning Movie Director to Speak at Briar Cliff University
SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Due to inclement weather, the Briar Cliff University events featuring award-winning movie director Janks Morton and his works have been rescheduled.
On Thursday, March 21, 2013, Janks will discuss his most recent film “Hoodwinked” at 7 p.m. in BCU's Saint Francis Center on campus. Exploring the symbiotic relationship between media, government and special interest, “Hoodwinked” is a documentary that explores the skewed perspective of the modern era African American experience.
There will be a screening of the film at 7 p.m., Monday, March 18, 2013, also in the Saint Francis Center. These free public events are sponsored by Briar Cliff’s Multicultural and Leadership Programs.
“I am intrigued with how Janks Morton brings to light issues that impact both Black Americans and White Americans alike, as he compares and contrasts reality with unhealthy but common myths,” said Darrell Lofton, director of Multicultural and Leadership Programs at Briar Cliff. “His message transcends the boundaries of color or ethnicity.”
A 20-year veteran in the entertainment industry, Morton is the CEO of iYAGO Entertainment Group, an independently owned and operated multimedia production company he founded to reflect the conscious and unconscious soul of Black America.
Voted Best Director in 2007, Morton’s first feature-length documentary, “What Black Men Think,” was voted the Best Black Documentary also in 2007. Since then, he has released four feature-length documentaries.
Briar Cliff University is a Catholic institution with an enrollment of more than 1,100 students from 31 states and 11 countries. Students are educated in the Franciscan tradition of excellence in the liberal arts and career preparation in an environment of care, compassion and service. For more information, please visit briarcliff.edu.