Daryl Brown is a Black filmmaker from the South Side of Chicago. His first film, Eyes of a Survivor, was created and produced as apart of the master’s documentary program at Chapman University. Eyes of a Survivor has been an official selection of the Newark International Film Festival in New Jersey, the San Francisco Black Film Festival, the 2020 Virginia Dares Cinematic Art Awards for Decolonizing / Re - Indigenizing Media, the Gary International Black Film Festival in Indiana, and the Small Axe Radical Film Festival in England; It also took home the “Best Student Film” Audience award at the Small Axe Radical Film Festival. In addition to documentary filmmaking, Daryl has helped organize for revolutionary or abolition agendas, and was previously a member of Black Lives Matter LA and the Philippines - U.S Solidarity Organization So-Cal. He also works as a digital organizer at Rethink - New Orleans in efforts to radicalize and help guide Black organizing youth.
One should never underestimate the power of cinema; especially with its influence to the current hegemonic project that plagues contemporary life. As a filmmaker, I intend to use the art of cinema as a tool to radically change the ways in which we engage within the global society and ultimately with ourselves.