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Third World Newsreel Acquires Jessica Chen Drammeh's Documentary Film ANOMALY


Award-Winning Documentary on Multiracial Identity

Now Available  


(New York, NY) Third World Newsreel is proud to release Jessica Chen Drammeh's documentary film about multiracial identity in the United States. Anomaly is an award-winning documentary film that provides a thought-provoking look at multiracial identity by combining personal narratives with the larger drama of mixed race in American culture.


The characters use spoken word and music to tell their stories of navigating identity, family and community in a changing world. Community leaders and academic experts contextualize the issues. As it unfolds, Anomaly tells a story that is deeply personal, yet broadly American.


Anomaly interweaves the thoughts and experiences of the participants with the director's narration, creating a rich tapestry of mixed dynamics. Unlike prior works on mixed race issues that focused on one ethnic mix, Anomaly is truly multiracial. The participants come from many diverse backgrounds and multiple generations.


Anomaly features the work of singer and songwriter Gabriella Callender, spoken word artist Michelle Myers, musician and poet Pete Shungu and spoken word artist and poet Thaddeus Rutkowski. The film also includes interviews with community experts and scholars Eric Hamako, Jen Chau, Prof. Michele Elam, Prof. Ann Morning, and Prof. Jennifer Chan.


Winner of the Local Filmmaker Award at the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival, Anomaly premiered at the African Diaspora Film Festival in New York and has screened in festivals across the nation and abroad including the Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival, the San Diego Black Film Festival, the Women of Color Arts & Film Festival in Atlanta and the Legacy Film Festival in the United Kingdom.


Filmmakers Jessica Chen Drammeh and Sharon K. Smith have presented at numerous educational and film festival discussions about Anomaly and multiracial identity. Director/Producer Jessica Chen Drammeh earned a BFA in Film and Television Production from New York University.


Anomaly is available from Third World Newsreel for preview, rental and educational purchase. For an interview with the filmmakers, please contact Third World Newsreel.


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Third World Newsreel (TWN) is a media arts organization dedicated to fostering the creation, appreciation and dissemination of independent social issue media made by and about people of color. TWN also has a variety of workshops and classes throughout the year on film and video production. TWN is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Funding Exchange, and Materials for the Arts, as well as individual donors. Visit


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