Melba came to Palo Alto from Washington, DC where she worked as an associate producer in health and educational programming. Before Stanford, she co-produced the short film Whispers, an official Sundance Selection and IFP Gordon Parks Award recipient, and began producing Waterwoman, a personal documentary on learning to swim. Melba received her BA from Howard University's Department of Communication and is originally from Nashville, TN.
Obstetric fistula is a little known condition that yields a woman incontinent after a prolonged and difficult labor, leaving her alienated from her marriage, family and community. Mend captures the hopeful journey of two young women traveling across Eritrea, for the surgery that will repair their bodies, and restore their lives.
16mm color film
Gold teeth, gold cars, gold chains... What in the world is the fascination with gold? Through the voices of engaging and quirky characters, Gold In Our Soul looks at the history, movement and use of gold throughout the African-American community.
16mm black and white film