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Telling the Story of Ashley Kriel in ‘Action Comandante’

June 2, 2016

Ashley Kriel was killed by police on July 9, 1987 in Cape Town, South Africa because of his role in fighting apartheid. Action Comandante tells the story of his life through the words of his family and fellow freedom fighters. Watch Nadine Angel Cloete, director of Action Comandante, talk about the film and what it means to her to tell the story of her community's history.

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Trailer for Action Comandante


Director: Nadine Angel Cloete

Country: South Africa, Lesotho

Running Time: 90 minutes

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Stacey Jenkins

Stacey Jenkins is the managing producer of Spark Public. She is an Emmy-award winning producer who is passionate about pushing the boundaries of digital media and training the next generation of multimedia journalists. Stacey has been a Digital Content Producer at KCTS 9 for the past four years; her stories have been showcased locally on IN Close as well as nationally on SciTech Now and the PBS NewsHour's Art Beat. Stacey’s experience also includes working as a senior producer for KPTS, as an assistant media instructor and producer for Portland Community College and a TV news reporter for the CBC in Canada.

Fun Fact: Stacey’s guilty pleasures include over-the-top Halloween decor, eating sweetened condensed milk straight from the can and Maroon 5’s “Sugar” video.

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Aileen Imperial

Aileen Imperial is a multimedia and documentary producer with a commitment to thoughtful observation and engagement. Her work has aired nationally on the PBS American Masters series, PBS NewsHour, and she is a 4-time Emmy winner for feature videos in the Arts, Culture, and Human Interest. Find her on Twitter: @imperealize

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