Martine Granby

Black American

UnionDocs, Producer of Workshops & Labs

Martine Granby is a visual storyteller. She has worked as a documentarian, producer, editor, video journalist and educator for the New York Times, Kartemquin Films, Kindling Group, City Bureau, BRIC TV and Global Girl Media, an organization empowering young women with the tools for visual journalism to tell their own stories. As a Producer with the Brooklyn-based BRICTV, Martine co-produced and directed the Emmy-winning #BHeard documentary series, #BHeard Town Halls and magazine-style show Going In With Brian Vines. She is currently the Producer of Workshops & Labs at Uniondocs; a non-profit Center for Documentary Art that presents, produces, publishes, and educates. As a fellow with Kartemquin Film's Diverse Voices in Docs program, she started production on her current film The Mask That Grins And Lies. The Mask That Grins And Lies is a meditative feature-length documentary film addressing the invisibility of black women’s mental illness and the stigma that silences a community. Martine holds an M.A. from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.

Active Projects

The Mask that Grins and Lies is a meditative documentary feature that uncovers the intergenerational silence shrouding black women’s mental illness; told through the lens of filmmaker and subject, Martine Granby. By untying generations of knots that have bound the women in her family to the stigma of mental illness, Martine admits that she was never taught the tools to cope. With their stories in the open, she examines how they move forward. We have received development funding from Kartemquin Films Diverse Voices Accelerator Fund. We are currently looking for a Producer.

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