Young cinematographer, Yaphet Jackman, hails from Guyana, South America, the only English speaking country in the continent. Since the tender age of 8, Yaphet has been pursuing the mission to succeed in creating an institution in Guyana that would teach visual arts, media and film to young aspiring filmmakers.[embedplusvideo height=”283″ width=”450″ editlink=”http://bit.ly/2bgY0iv” standard=”http://www.youtube.com/v/pDUYFE7j55g?fs=1&vq=hd720″ vars=”ytid=pDUYFE7j55g&width=450&height=283&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=1&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=¬es=” id=”ep7899″ /]
His 15 years of experience in the media industry ranges from camera operation to managing studios and film projects in Guyana, St. Vincent & the Grenadines and Antigua. Armed with a Bachelors degree in Communication Studies from the University of Guyana, Yaphet brings the Caribbean perspective to the School of Film. Jackman is a creative and strategic thinker that is at the helm of the preservation and development of culture and the arts in Guyana through the visual and performing arts. He is also an active spoken word poet, blogger and social activist, passionate about current affairs and politics in 3rd world countries.
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Original Article: OHIO UNIVERSITY FILM DIVISION