TEAM

Moikgantsi Kgama

 

 

Founder & Executive Director

 

Moikgantsi Kgama an audience development specialist with a reputation for excellence in her field. Her credits include: I WILL FOLLOW, Academy Award nominated TROUBLE THE WATER, KILLER SHEEP and LUMUMBA to name a few. She is also the founder of the ImageNation Cinema Foundation. A Harlem-based nonprofit media arts organization, ImageNation presents progressive media by and about people of color, with the goal of establishing a chain of art-house cinemas dedicated to these works. Through a variety of public exhibitions and programs, ImageNation fosters media equity, media literacy, solidarity, cross-cultural exchange and highlights the humanity of Pan-African people worldwide.

 

ImageNation is currently developing its existing RAW SPACE Culture Gallery into a 60-seat, boutique cinema-café dedicated to Black and Latino film, music and culture. This social enterprise will be located in Harlem along the historic Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.

 

Moikgantsi’s accolades include being named one of 25 Women Who Are Shaping the World by Essence Magazine, received the Trailblazer Award from Reel Sisters Film Festival and a proclamation from the City of New York for her work with ImageNation. Moikgantsi earned a BS in Newspaper Journalism from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications. She serves as the Director of Communications at Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc.  Moikgantsi resides in New York City’s Harlem community with her husband and partner Gregory Gates, and their son.

 

Gregory Gates

Executive Producer

 

Gregory Gates has worked in production for major concerts, television shows and films for more than a decade. Serving as a production coordinator and more for Michael Jackson, Madonna, Beyonce' and Stevie Wonder to name a few, Gregory has worked at the Apollo Theater, Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, The Barclay Center, and the Prudential Theater. Gates has more than 20 years of event production experience, and is a lover of the arts and Black culture. Under the guise of his Eucalyptus Entertainment production company, he established a national poetry slam at Harlem's World Famous Apollo Theater. Eucalyptus events have featured the nation's most prominent poets and artists.  Gates is a founding contributor to ImageNation Cinema Foundation, lending his passion and expertise to all ImageNation programs and events. He is married to Moikgantsi Kgama, and resides in the Harlem community with his wife and son. 

Board of Directors

 

MOIKGANTSI KGAMA

Founder, President, Executive Director  

 

GREGORY GATES

Vice President & Executive Producer

 

Directors

AVA DUVERNAY

CLAIRESA CLAY

DOLLY TURNER

KAY SHAW

MELISSA THORNTON

SEITH MANN 

 

 

 

Advisory Board 

 

DUANA BUTLER 

KISHA IMANI CAMERON 

ESSIE CHAMBERS

LISA CORTES

MICHAELA ANGELA DAVIS

ANDRE DES ROCHERS

TAMARA GARDELLIS 

NELSON GEORGE 

MOIRA GRIFFIN

WARRINGTON HUDLIN 

TERRENCE JENNINGS
JAMAL JOSEPH

EMIR LEWIS

ED MARTIN

TRACY MOORE 

EILEEN NEWMAN 

JESSICA NOLFO

NADHEGE PTAH
VOZA RIVERS 

THEMBA SIBEKO 

STACY SPIKES 

ADE WILLIAMS

VALERIE PINCKNEY WILLIAMS

 

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