DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) — It was a dream that began almost two years in the past when Cameron Elyse bought the concept of making a style documentary and detailing the expertise through YouTube by showcasing varied Traditionally Black Faculties and Universities.
“So right here I’m reaching out to Howard College, FAMU (Florida A&M), (North Carolina) A&T,” mentioned Elyse. “And it is so loopy as a result of I did not even know I might do that. However right here I’m persevering with to do the work.”
Admittedly, Elyse mentioned it turned difficult when those self same universities and advertising administrators failed to finish memorandums of understanding and contracts.
“This complete course of, I am proving to myself, ‘You already know you are able to do it, Cameron,’ she recalled. Elyse remembered studying about North Carolina Central College by her aunt and an affiliation with the varsity’s alumni affiliation. So she took a leap of religion and enrolled at NC Central.
“And once I got here to Central, I used to be instantly welcomed with this air of we need to assist you to. We see what you are doing. We see your imaginative and prescient and that is the place I’m now,” she recalled.
The documentary is titled “Essence: Nothing Can Management Us,” with the latter a part of the title an acronym for NCCU. It options her journey as a scholar at an HBCU.
“The ups, the downs, and the in-betweens,” she mentioned. “Right here I’m pondering it’ll be a style manufacturing, however right here I’m with an entire crew, you understand? It is about following the trail that God has laid out for you and being obedient.”
Elyse envisions the documentary to be extra of a docuseries with 4 foremost components. Every half represents her four-year collegiate expertise with 20-30 episodes inside every act.
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“It is kind of about what we did, however extra so how did you get there. So I believe folks seeing how we did get there, I believe that’ll be very impactful and provoking,” she mentioned. “It is actually forcing me to be a frontrunner, which is a superb factor. As a result of even for my very own trajectory, management in enterprise is unquestionably one of many issues that I’m going to be conducting.”
You’ll be able to watch episodes of “Essence: Nothing Can Management Us” on YouTube and different social media platforms.
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