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Alile Sharon Larkin

Alile Sharon Larkin was born May 6, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois. Her education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from the University of Southern California in which she focused on creative writing and a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles with a focus in film and television production. Her fellow classmates included future filmmakers Barbara McCullough and Carroll Blue.

Larkin's first film was YOUR CHILDREN COME BACK TO YOU in 1979. In 1982, Larkin won accolades for her film A DIFFERENT IMAGE, which won first prize from the Black American Cinema Society. Larkin is a co-founder of the Black Filmmakers Collective, a collection of independent filmmakers. As part of this organization, Larkin helped to produce the 1984 cable program My Dream is to Marry an African Prince. Larkin produced the television documentaries What Color is God? (1986) and Miss Fluci Moses (1987). In 1989, Sharon Larkin formed NAP Productions with the purpose of producing quality educational video and television for children with works such as Dreadlocks and the Three Bears (1992). (12/07)

A Different Image
A film by Alile Sharon Larkin, 1982, 52 min., Color

A highly-acclaimed film, A DIFFERENT IMAGE is an extraordinary poetic portrait of a beautiful young African American woman attempting to escape becomi...

Your Children Come Back to You
A film by Alile Sharon Larkin, 1979, 27 min., BW

Alile Sharon Larkin's first film is a contemporary allegory about values and assimilation. The film literalizes the meaning of a "mother country" by m...

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