Louis Massiah

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Louis J. Massiah is an American documentary filmmaker.

He graduated from Cornell University with a B.A., and from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an M.S. in documentary filmmaking.

He has been an artist-in-residence and on faculty at City College of New York, Princeton University, Ithaca College, the University of Pennsylvania, American University, Haverford College,[1] and most recently at Swarthmore College and Temple University.

He is the founder and executive director of the Scribe Video Center, a media arts center providing educational workshops for community groups and emerging independent media makers.[2]



  • The Bombing of Osage Avenue (producer/director), 1986
  • Power! (co-producer/writer/director), 1990[5]
  • A Nation of Law? (co-producer/writer/director), 1990
  • W.E.B. Du Bois: A Biography in Four Voices, 1996[6][7]
  • Louise Thompson Patterson: In Her Own Words, 1996. A short film about activist Louise Thompson Patterson[8]


  1. ^ Puttieva, Karina. "Filmmaker Louis Massiah: HC's Artist in Residence". Bi-College News. Archived from the original on 2009-07-08. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
  2. ^ "Louis Massiah", HAIKU (The Humanities and the Arts in the Integrated Knowledge University).
  3. ^ "Louis Massiah". Mediaartists.org. Archived from the original on 2004-09-13. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
  4. ^ "2009 Founder's Award recipient". Fleisher Art Memorial. Archived from the original on 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2016-12-02.
  5. ^ "Independent documentary filmmaker Louis Massiah screens film at Duke Law on Jan.24", Duke Law.
  6. ^ Goodman, Walter (1997-02-07). "Pioneer in Sociology, Persevering Fighter for Civil Rights". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-12-02.
  7. ^ W.E.B. Du Bois : A Biography In Four Voices, Scribe Video Center
  8. ^ Louise Alone Thompson Patterson: In Her Own Words, Scribe Video Center

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