This episode of Upstream features filmmaker and poet Michelle Parkerson who talks about the economics of being an independent artist. Parkerson talks about her most recent film, "...But Then She's Betty Carter" (1980), and how she supports herself as a filmmaker. Parkerson also reads some of her poetry in the second half of the program. Program begins and ends with a fundraising pitch and is mixed with music. Hosted and produced by Nikki Jeter.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.