Danielle Beverly

Danielle Beverly is an independent filmmaker who works as a one-person crew, to craft observational documentaries. Old South (2015) was broadcast on The World Channel on America ReFramed during African American History Month, toured The Southern Circuit, and community gardens in The American South via its Healing Spaces Tour, and is distributed by Women Make Movies. Beverly was Field Producer for the longitudinal 9/11 documentary Rebirth over the ten-year production, (Sundance 2011, Peabody Award, 9/11 Museum, Showtime broadcast). Learning to Swallow (2005) premiered at Silverdocs, screened on America ReFramed, and is distributed by Women Make Movies. Lonnie Holley: The Truth of the Dirt (2017, Co-Producer/Cinematographer) was broadcast on AfroPop (World Channel) in 2018, screened at The National Gallery, and won the Audience Award at Macon Film Festival. Beverly is an Assistant Professor at Northwestern University, in a joint appointment between the Evanston IL and Qatar campuses, where she teaches documentary filmmaking. Dusty Groove: The Sound of Transition is her third feature documentary as Director/Producer/Cameraperson/Soundperson, and will premiere in 2019. She is also at work on Qatar Stars, an observational documentary she is directing in The Middle East. Both projects are fiscally sponsored by Women Make Movies. (7/19)

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Learning to Swallow


A film by Danielle Beverly, 2005, 89 min., Color
Learning to Swallow is an intimate, haunting and ultimately empowering portrait of a bipolar artist’s courageous and successful attempt to rebuild her...

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Old South


A film by Danielle Beverly, 2015, 54 min., Color
OLD SOUTH, through a quiet unfolding story, provides a window into the underlying dynamics of race relations that influence so many American communiti...

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