The Black Disquisition

The Black Disquisition is an affecting true story of the traumatic event in a boy’s life that fractures his self-image and the difficult conversation his parents must have with him about race in America. With its avant-garde narrative structure and rotoscope animation, this film illuminates how a brief childhood encounter can alter a life well into adulthood.

Director Biography – Quincy G. Ledbetter

My name is Quincy Ledbetter, an award-winning filmmaker, photographer, and musician who focuses primarily in narrative, documentary, and experimental film. As a jack of all trades I write, direct, DP, edit, and compose music.

I couldn’t afford film school, so I bought a camera and taught myself how to make films by making as much as I could while learning the tricks of the trade through books, Google, and Youtube.

I took the leap into digital media as a Video Producer & Editor at Mashable, where I conceived, produced, shot, and edited original content. From there I did a short freelance stint at NPR developing new shows and then moved on to work as a Video Director & Editor at Mic . After that, I landed at HuffPost as a Video Director and Senior Video Editor.

Most recently, I won the Project CRE8 competition by BET and Paramount Players to direct my forthcoming feature film, Alieu the Dreamer.


Quincy G. Ledbetter


Quincy G. Ledbetter


Emily McCann Lesser, Yuki Maekawa-Ledbetter, Dashiell Robb


United States


10 minutes 7 seconds

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