Filmmakers and Producers

Carmen Coustaut

Carmen Coustaut is an Associate Professor in broadcast journalism. She received a Master of Fine Arts in Cinema Production from the University of Southern California, a Master of Education from Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Arts from UCLA. Prof. Coustaut is an award-winning independent filmmaker, and her areas of emphasis are screenwriting and directing. She also specializes in the history of the image of African Americans in film. Prof. Coustaut taught at the University of Maryland, College Park, and at Howard University for many years. She joined the University of Arkansas community in January 2005 to serve as its first Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Diversity and Education for a five-year appointment.


Extra Change
Carmen Coustaut
1988, 28 min., Color, US
A realistic view of a 12-year-old African American girl's voyage through early adolescence, peer pressure, friendship and love. Focusing on society's expectations for young women, EXTRA CHANGE is an excellent discussion film on childhood development, self-image and family relations....

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