From Our Soundbooth | February 11, 2016

This week on The Missouri Review Soundbooth Podcast, as part of our podcast series covering The Citizen Jane Film Festival, we had the opportunity to talk to Erin Bernhardt, the producer of Imba Means Sing. The Citizen Jane Film Festival celebrates independent film by independent women and takes place in Columbia, Missouri, every fall. You can find out more information here.

Imba Means Sing is a labor of love for Erin. As a former CNN producer/writer and someone who served in the Peace Corps, Erin has become an advocate for unrestricted education for every child. The documentary follows the Grammy-nominated African Children’s Choir as told from the perspective of the children, who work tirelessly to make an education for themselves a reality. The film is fast becoming a resource for interest groups wanting to raise awareness.

In this podcast, Erin shares with us her passion for the film, and some of the challenges that she and director Danielle Bernstein faced while making this three-year long documentary. She also discusses additional backstory for the cast.

For information about Imba Means Sing, visit its websiteEnjoy the interview!

Don’t forget about our annual spring Audio Contest, with winners in the categories of fiction, prose, audio documentary, and humor each receiving an award of $1,000.