Stories Lived

After Claudetteia

After Claudetteia features former students and teachers of the Monroe City School system recounting the 2015 incident where Claudetteia Love, an openly queer student, made national headlines for challenging a discriminatory school policy that barred her from wearing a tuxedo to prom.


About the Filmmaker
Submitted by Philip Williamson Jr.

Philip Williamson Jr. is currently a director and producer at the Colored Section, a creative agency and independent film production company based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Bahamas born Williamson relocated to the U.S. at the age of eight. In the states he quickly found a home in media, eventually graduating with a degree in Television Broadcast. After moving to New Orleans in 2012, he formed an alliance with Colored Section founder, Jonathan Isaac Jackson. Since their creative partnership began, Williamson has been played an integral role in the production of several acclaimed works including, “Neon Love in Pastel Colors” which made its premiere at Cannes Film Festival’s Short Corner and was an Official Selection of The New Orleans Film Festival 2014, and “Greenlight” which was an Official Selection of The New Orleans Film Festival 2015 and placed third in the Annual PBS Online Film Festival held in 2016. In the fall of 2016, Williamson was the recipient of the Magnifying Glass Fellowship which granted him the funding to direct the short documentary, “After Claudetteia”

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