Artist’s Biography

Check out this video of Michael’s presentation on his work at Hill Center!

Michael Ford started Yellow Cat Productions, in Oxford, Mississippi in 1972. Yellow Cat’s initial project was “HOMEPLACE,” a 16mm folk documentary. Since then Yellow Cat’s work has been seen on ABC, Discovery Channels, Showtime, A&E and PBS stations. Yellow Cat has won numerous awards.

Ford is a writer, producer, director and director of photography.

Other independent documentaries:
RETURN TO BELAYE, a manhood ritual in a small village in Senegal.
TUBABS IN AFRICA, a documentary in The Gambia.
SEMANA SANTA IN SEVILE, a documentary on Holy Week in Seville.
AHKA WAY. A documentary on a tribe in Northern Thailand,

The Mississippi work is in the collection of the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress.

Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, School of Public Communications,
M.S. Broadcasting & Film, 1975.

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York,
B.F.A., Photography and Film, 1969.




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