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Amber Love

Amber Love is a filmmaker and festival programmer based in Chicago, IL. Her work has explored Afrofuturism, alternative families, and Black heritage, and has been supported by IF/Then, Short of the Week, Next Doc, and the Sundance Art of Editing Fellowship, as well as festivals across the country. Her new short film LIFETIMES, about a family of Black community leaders in Lansing, MI, is funded by PBS and the Firelight Homegrown: Future Visions initiative, and her upcoming feature ONE ANOTHER was selected for the Kartemquin 2022 Diverse Voices in Docs program. Amber is also part of the 2022-23 HBO and Gotham Documentary Development Initiative and is developing her second feature with HBO Documentary Films.

From the Filmmaker

"How do we make sure that next generations continue to have the tools to continue racial equity work, as well as feel prepared to take on the strain of doing so? I came to the Lewis family with these questions. While there are not definite answers, I can say that watching them pass down history, confidence, and good humor from generation to generation has made me feel better prepared to take on the work in my own life."

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LIFETIMES looks at the practical and emotional labor of fighting for racial equity long-term through a portrait of one family, encompassing four generations of Black community leaders.

AMBER LOVE | Director


EDEN SABOLBORO | Associate Producer


Part of the film is shot in Chicago, IL, and the film features a family with roots in Chicago. Rachel Willis is the lead of this film, but both of her parents grew up on the South Side, and they return frequently to visit her grandmother who still lives here.

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