Photos: Tyler Perry Hosts ATL Premier Elvin Ross Studios Documentary ‘Kunta Kinteh Island’



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”.

kunta-runningThe 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 V (Recording Artist), Tish Dawkins (Actress – Kunta Kinteh Island), Cedric Pendleton (Actor) and Red Carpet host Karyn Greer (11 Alive). 

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Elvin Ross Studios is a production company that composes music for television and film, and produces documentary and feature films. Elvin Ross has enjoyed a more than 15-year career providing music for numerous Tyler Perry stage, television and film projects. Kunta Kinteh Island marks Ross’ directorial debut and is the first of many film projects to come from Elvin Ross Studios. Elvin Ross is also a writer and teacher and is working on an academic curriculum companion to the Kunta Kinteh Island documentary, for secondary school and university students.

For more information on the documentary and the screening tour
Source: The Garner Circle PR


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