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St. Clair Bourne

St. Clair Bourne, American filmmaker. Fellow National Academy of Engineering, 1977-1978, NHE, 1979-1980; grantee Council of Literary Magazines, 1978-1979; recipient John Russworm citation for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism, 1970, Pioneer award, Pan African Film & Arts Festival, 2007. Member Writers Guild American, Association Indiana Video and Filmmakers (board directors 1984-1986).


  • Bourne, St. Clair was born on February 16, 1943 in New York City. Son of St. Clair Thomas and Gwen (Samuel) Bourne.

  • Education

    • Degree in Journalism & Political Science, Syracuse University, 1967.


    • Founder The Chamba Organization, Business Media Concepts. Teacher film Cornell University. Guest lecturer University of California at Los Angeles.

      Media consultant World African Festival Arts and Culture, Nigeria, 1975, others.


    • Writer: (television news show) People/Events In The News. Associate producer (television special) Portrait of Julian Bond, New Leadership: Congress of Racial Equality/SNCC. Co-producer (television special) Focus: South Africa.

      Producer, director, writer: (television documentaries) Black Journal (Emmy 1970), The Nation of Common Sense, 1970, Soul, Sounds and Money, 1970, The South: Black Student Movements, 1970, Malcolm X Liberation University, 1970, Paul Robeson, 1970, Sickle Cell Anemia, 1970, Afro-Dance, 1970, Something to Build On, 1971, Ourselves, 1971, Nothing but Common Sense, 1972, More From Less, 1977, Horse Racing, 1977, Val Verde, 1978, The Police, 1980. Producer, director: Telephone, 1971, A Piece of the Block, 1972, A Brand New Language, 1974, Let The Church Say Amen!, 1973, The New Blues, 1981, America: Black and White, 1981, In Motion: Amiri Baraka, 1984, The Black and the Green, 1982, Asinamali!-The Committed Artists, 1986, Making Do the Right Thing, 1989, John Henrik Clarke: A Great and Mighty Walk, 1996, Paul Robeson: Here I Stand, 1999, Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks, 2000. Co-producer, co-writer: The Deacons, 1979.

      Co-producer: The Long Night, 1975. Pusher Man, 1972. Director: Langston Hughes: The Dream Keeper, 1986, Doctor Ben, 2001.

      Executive producer: (television movies) Innocent Until Proven Guilty, 1999. (television series) The Other American Revolution, 1980. Co-producer (television movies) Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goat" Manigault, 1996.

      Production co-ordinator (film) Statues Hardly Ever Smile, 1971 production consultant (documentary) Zaire '74, On the Boulevard, 1984.


    Member Writers Guild American, Association Indiana Video and Filmmakers (board directors 1984-1986).


    • Married Sylvia Azure Walton (divorced). Married Linda Miller (divorced).
    St. Clair Bourne
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    Born February 16, 1943
    Died December 15, 2007
    (aged 64)
    • 1967
      Syracuse University