Vanessa Vadim is an independent producer and cinematographer. In the 1990s she co-founded MayDay media with Brown University classmate Rory Kennedy. It is a non-profit production and distribution group that uses video as the center force in campaigns that fight racism, sexism, classism and homophobia. The company produced a short video called “Fire in Our House” about needle exchange programs and their ability to prevent the spread of HIV infections. In 2002 a documentary she co-directed and produced with Matt Arnett called “The Quilts of Gee’s Bend” was released. This film accompanies a museum exhibition and features the quiltmakers and quilts, historical photography and a musical soundtrack based on the gospel songs of Gee’s Bend.
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