WNY Filmmaker Spotlight – fundraising, distribution and work in progress review – Dorothea Braemer

Join us at Fitz Books and Waffles on Saturday, February 10th, at 2:00 pm for a work-in-progress review and discussion about the independent film journey with Dorothea Braemer.

Dorothea will screen a 15-minute work sample of her newest film, “Connie” and discuss her fundraising and distribution strategies.

“Connie” is a 30-minute documentary about the life and work of 91-year-old activist, women’s advocate, and inspirational leader Constance Boyles Eve. The story unfolds both in the past and the present. Her past comes to life through interviews, archival footage, and animation. The present is shown through observational footage of her life as a community leader, women’s advocate, family matron, and friend. The film seeks to inspire young people, especially women of color, with Connie’s can-do spirit and intensely lived belief in collective action.


  • Doors at 1:45 pm
  • 2:00 – 4:00 pm: Introduction, discussion, screening, and Q&A with Dorothea

About Dorothea Braemer

Dorothea has been providing access to video training and production facilities to historically underserved communities as the former Media Center Manager and Program Director at Scribe Video Center and the former Director of Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Arts Center. Currently the Co-Director of the Termite TV Collective and active member since 1994, Braemer has produced numerous half-hour television programs for this award-winning video collective covering a broad range of cultural, social, and political themes.

Braemer’s personal media work has been broadcast nationally on PBS and exhibited internationally at venues such as the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Television & Radio (now the Paley Center for Media). She has received grants and awards from the Sprague Foundation, the Bread and Roses Community Fund, the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, the Puffin Foundation, and the Samuel S. Fels Fund.

Braemer has taught film analysis and video production in the Communications Department at Villanova University and is currently an Assistant Professor at SUNY Buffalo State’s Communication Department. She also serves on the board of Locust Street Art in Buffalo, NY.


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Saturday, February 10, 2024


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Saturday, February 10, 2024
  • Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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