23rd TDF: Greek Premiere

Alvin Ailey was a visionary artist who found salvation through dance. An immersive portrait told in his own words and through the creation of a new commission inspired by his life, the documentary fully profiles this brilliant and enigmatic man who, when confronted by a world that refused to embrace him, was determined to build one that would.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Jamila Wignot
Cinematography: Naiti Gámez
Editing: Annukka Lilja
Music: Daniel Bernard Roumain
Production: Insignia Films
Producers: Lauren DeFilippo
Executive producer: Stephen Ives, Amanda Pollak, Michael Kantor, Emily Blavatnik, Judy Kinberg, Sally Jo Fifer, Tony Hsieh, Roberto Grande, Mimi Pham, Bryn Mooser, Kathryn Everett, Jenny Raskin, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Regina K. Scully
Format: Digital File
Color: Color, B/W
Production Country: USA
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 90΄
Contact: Dogwoof

Archival Producer: Rebecca Kent

Jamila Wignot


2013 Town Hall (co-direction)
2013 The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (TV series)
2014 Makers: Women Who Make America (TV series)
2021 Ailey