Washington native Jami Ramberan is an award-winning filmmaker and educator. She is an assistant professor in theDepartment of Media, Journalism and holds an MFA in Film Production from Howard University and a master’s in Media Studies from The New School.
Jami has worked as a video and film director for over six years and has written, directed and produced music videos, commercials, short films and documentaries that have been screened on television, the web and at film festivals and other venues across the nation.
She is very active in the D.C. media and film community and as a result volunteers as the Program Director for Parallel Film Collective, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting global images that transcend limiting racial, cultural and gender identities found in mainstream media. She is also co-organizer of Storycode DC, a community of emerging and established storytellers who are interested in telling stories in new, immersive or nontraditional ways, including through the use of technology and new media tools. Jami seeks to work on projects that inject a message of social change into the center of popular consciousness. Her films emphasize the Caribbean and African-American experience from the female perspective.
Currently, Jami is the co-producer and director of “ENF Rangers,” a kids’ media program produced in Ward 8 that encourages multicultural youth to protect the environment. Her latest short film “Silent Brave,” focuses on the psychological effects of military sexual trauma when the cruel act is not reported. Jami is in development for her next film “Pan,” which will be shot in Trinidad and Tobago.