Tyler Perry and film maker Elvin Ross hosted the Atlanta Premiere screening of the new documentary film produced by Elvin Ross Studios, “Kunta Kinteh Island: Coming Home Without Shackles” on Friday, March 1, 2013 at the Woodruff Arts Center. The film honors the celebrated captive African, Kunta Kinteh, who gained worldwide recognition in the 1977 ABC television series “Roots”.
The mistress of ceremonies for Atlanta festivities was Soledad O’Brien (CNN Anchor/Producer of Black in America Series) with acknowledgements by Malachy G. Wienges (Chairman of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences), a soul stirring invocation from Rev. Raphael Warnock (Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church) and a special Heritage Award presentation toElisabeth Omilami (CEO of Hosea Feed the Hungry).
Notable Attendees for the evening included: Kandi Burruss (Real Housewives of Atlanta), Keke Wyatt (R&B Divas), Bobby Valentino (Recording Artist), Tish Dawkins (Actress – Kunta Kinteh Island), Cedric Pendleton (Actor) and Red Carpet host Karyn Greer (11 Alive).