hope-keith-david-PAFF-award-wHope Foye: Recipient of the following awards:

• 2011 Africa Channel Musical Performer and Honoree
• 2011 Pan African International Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award
• 2009 Community Mental Health Professionals, Inc. Lifetime Achievement Award
• 2009 African Goodwill Lifetime Achievement Award
• 2008 Union Bank of California’s Tribute to Hope was a free CD to its customers of her life
• 2008 Afro Solo Theatre Company Lifetime Artist Achievement Award
• 1967-65 3 time Recipient of Rockefeller Grants
• 1956 Best Concert Recipient Award of The Musical Association of Manuel M. Ponce, Mexico City
• 1956 Award Recipient from Bellas Artes in Mexico for Excellence in Classical Singing
• 1962-64 First African American artist male or female to have her own television show in Mexico City, “The Hope Foye Musical Show”
• Four successive annual scholarships from the Julius Hartt School of Music, Hartford, Conn./University of Harford 1939-44

The Film Red Hope? The Blacklisting of Hope Foye (Her Story, Her Songs)
(premiered Feb. 2011 at the Pan African Film Festival)

  • New CD produced by Permanent Production of Hope’s Music from 2009-1970s
  • Official Selection of the 2011 Pan African Film Festival
  • Nominated for Best Documentary at the Pan African Film Festival
  • Large audience attendance at both showing of Red Hope? (over 250 people) at the Pan African Film Festival (Audience mostly ages 45-90, some teens and folks under 45)
  • Was selected by a member of the Freedom Riders to Show Red Hope? with the Freedom Riders Documentary in Los Angeles in August 2011 at the Warner Grand Theater, Los Angeles

Pan African American Film Festival Official Web Site: http://www.paff.org

Constance L. Jackson, MPH, President/CEO is the writer, director and producer of all the films in Permanent Production's collection. Ms. Jackson earned a Master's degree in Public Health, specializing in Social and Behavioral Sciences. Ms. Jackson also has a Bachelor's degree in Speech Communication. The documentary films produced by Permanent Productions present cutting-edge issues that delve deeply into the underlying factors that make up the nuances of an individual and a country. She has the ability to tap into the essence of many unspoken issues immersing viewers into the story, allowing them to think and talk about their own behavior and experiences.