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Mekahel ‘Ki’ Francois:
Social justice rooted film production and distribution
Mekahel ‘Ki’ François is a Southern Black *Queer man with an analysis and aesthetic shaped by equal parts Gospel, gumbo, and rhythm & blues. Having traversed the pulpit and politics standing with union and faith communities, after attending seminary he merged his gifts into social justice rooted film production and distri- bution. Previous films include short form narrative and concept driven pieces for non-profit, social justice, and civc groups including the Center for Social Inclusion at Facing Race, 350,org, and Sister Love. Currently serving as Associate Producer and Assistant Editor, IcoNick Justice is his first feature length documentary.
*Queer as poetically refined by Brandon Wint
Honing the craft of filmmaking in service of social movements
Spencer has directed, filmed, and edited over 100 short films for government agencies, social movements, non-profits, artists, and businesses. He is currently in post-production on two major documentary projects, IcoNick Justice, and Life in the City of Dirty Water. Spencer’s footage appeared in the award-wining documentary, Rumble: The Indian’s That Rocked The World and is also featured in a permanent exhibition at the new Royal Alberta Museum.
Spencer’s work focuses on film as a storytelling medium for social impact and transformation. Through collabora- tions with Black Lives Matter, Idle No More, Fight for 15, and the climate justice movement, he has honed the craft of filmmaking in service of social movements. Spencer thrives at the intersection of scripted and unscripted content that amplifies the raw emotion and breathtaking power of people rising up to transform their communities and the world.