ABOUT THE COMPANY


William Greaves Productions, an independent film production and distribution company based in New York, has been producing and distributing films since 1964. Under the direction of the pioneering African American filmmaker, William Greaves, the company has earned recognition from the national and international film-viewing community for the excellence of its work. At the center of this work are many ground-breaking documentaries that explore the contributions and the struggles of the African American people. Among the more recent productions is the 2-hour PBS prime time special, Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey. The award-winning documentary was funded by grants from the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and other foundations and individuals. In addition to numerous documentaries, the company has also produced several feature films including the classic Ali, The Fighter and the critically-acclaimed under-ground film, Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One, which is currently being released theatrically by Janus Films and will be distributed to the home video market by The Criterion Collection.

William Greaves Productions also distributes its library of educational films to schools, colleges, libraries, special interest and community groups as well as to various cultural institutions.