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Chasing Dreams-          A Leah Chase Story

A heart-warming glimpse in to the life of Chef Leah Chase, who, at 88,
continues to fight every day for human dignity with inspiring energy and joy.

Director: William Sabourin /  Producer: Willie Birch

Brought to you by Joan Mitchell Foundation, TungstenMonkey, and Willie Birch.

Hope To Told Ya -

The Old prieur Street Project


Director: William Sabourin / Producer: Willie Birch

A film chronicle and oral histories portraying the residents of "the Cut", a neighborhood in the upper 7th Ward of New Orleans, the Old Prieur Street Project also includes a community garden, collaborations with students from the Isidore Newman School and the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) among others, and an ongoing body of work by the artist.

Roll with it:

Brass Bands in the Streets of New Orleans (Refiguring American Music)

with Matt Sakakeeny, Duke University Press Books (October 30, 2013)

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"a keen, social-justice-minded examination of the turbulent mix of race, economics, culture and tradition in which brass band culture is located." (Alison Fensterstock, Times-Picayune

Roll With It, which includes striking black-and-white paintings by New Orleans artist Willie Birch, is at once celebratory and saddening: a book of personal stories and a highly researched academic work.” (Geraldine Wyckoff, Offbeat)