Watch: Lehman Brady Visiting Professor Marco Williams Interviewed on “North Carolina Now”

Marco Williams during interview with Erica Stark-Night of UNCTV's "North Carolina Now."

Marco Williams being interviewed by Erica Starke-Knight for UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Now.”

Watch an interview with our 2014-15 Lehman Brady Professor, acclaimed filmmaker Marco Williams, that was recently featured on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Now. The program “examines the most pressing issues of the day, talks with its most important people, visits the most interesting places in the state, and celebrates our arts and culture.” In the video below—beginning at timestamp 13:32—Williams discusses his unlikely entry into filmmaking and his experiences as a professor at NYU and in North Carolina as the Lehman Brady Visiting Joint Chair Professor in Documentary Studies and American Studies at Duke and UNC–Chapel Hill.

“It’s fantastic; I’m around students who are very different than the students I teach at New York University. I teach at a film school, I teach students who want to be filmmakers. Down here in North Carolina, I’m teaching students who are interested in film, but in many ways are exploring film as a tool to understand the world they live in. . . . That’s how I became interested in film: at Harvard when I took filmmaking… we were studying film as a tool for understanding our society. So to be back in North Carolina, and to have a chance to give that to a different set of students has been really invigorating; the classes have been spectacular.” -Marco Williams

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