Leslie is an artist, writer, filmmaker and owner of TRIBES Entertainment LLC, a boutique digital media company known for creating daring and entertaining narratives that represent a diversity of subjects and communities. Read more.
Sunday, August 29 at 3pm the SLIPPAGE @ Duke University 2021 Fall Series presents the first two parts from Durham-based creator, Leslie Cunningham’s new documentary film series “JIG SHOW | Leon Claxton’s Harlem in Havana”. Slippage@Duke is directed by Thomas F. DeFrantz at the Rubenstein Arts Center. All events will be in the SLIPPAGE lab, … Continue reading SLIPPAGE @ Duke University Fall Series presents JIG SHOW | Leon Claxton’s Harlem in Havana.
From making film to writing songs to painting on canvas to publishing TRIBES magazine, I am at peace in the world when I am creating. An artist and documentary filmmaker, I come from a family of talented artists and musicians from Los Angeles, CA. As a kid, all I ever wanted to do was go … Continue reading SUPER STUDS, BROWN SKIN SHOWGIRLS AND CHALLENGING IDENTITIES: MY ARTIST JOURNEY.
A documentary film series by Leslie Cunningham
Logline: The glorious legend of Leon Claxton’s Harlem in Havana, a so-called Jig Show that endures racism, segregation and immigration laws to become popular in the 1940s through the 1960s. Read more at jigshow.com.
A short doc film by Leslie Cunningham. (2018, RT 11:42 min)
Logline: When Dina learns her real father passed away, she sets out on a cross country journey to meet three sisters she never met. Watch now.
A documentary film by Leslie Cunningham. (2012, RT 52 min)
“Yo Amo Cuba” Series
In 2018, Leslie traveled to Havana, Cuba and captured photographs in the vibrant city. In her art photography series, “Yo Amo Cuba”, Leslie experiments with the pop art technique as a way to call attention to her subjects. The art photography series includes the following: