Carr Center Resident Artist: Media Arts
Co-Curator: “Jazz On Film,” currently on exhibition in The Carr Center Gallery                    

Juanita Anderson is a producer, director, still photographer and media educator who was born and raised in Detroit, her creative work lies at the intersection of cultural history, artistic expression and the community responses to social injustice. 

She helmed the production of two groundbreaking African American public television series–Detroit Black Journal (1982-86) and Say Brother (1988-1993), before embarking on a career in independent media. She is best known for her work as executive producer of the 1988 Academy Award-nominated feature film Who Killed Vincent Chin? (a film by Christine Choy and Renee Tajima).

Anderson was named the 2019-2020 Wayne State University Murray Jackson Creative Scholar in the Arts, where she heads the Department of Communication’s Media Arts & Studies programs. She is currently producing and directing two new films, the documentary short Reclamation, and the documentary feature film Hastings Street Blues.

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