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The Filmmaker

MK Asante

MK Asante is an award-winning author, filmmaker, and professor who CNN calls "a master storyteller and major creative force."

Prior to The Black Candle, Asante wrote and produced the film 500 Years Later; winner of five international awards including the Breaking the Chains award from the United Nations. He also produced the award-winning film Motherland.

The recipient of the Langston Hughes Award, Asante is the author of the celebrated books: It's Bigger Than Hip Hop, Beautiful And Ugly Too, and Like Water Running Off My Back. His articles have been published in various outlets including in USA Today and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Asante studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, earned his BA from Lafayette College, and an MFA from the UCLA School of Film and Television.

Asante has lectured in 25 countries as well as throughout the United States at hundreds of colleges, universities, libraries, conferences, and festivals. He was awarded the Key to the City of Dallas, Texas. He has worked as a Film Expert for the American Documentary Showcase in Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Malawi.

Asante is a tenured professor of creative writing and film in the Department of English and Language Arts at Morgan State University.

For more info, visit MK's website: www.mkasante.com