Cheryl Fabio has been working in documentary film since 1976. After receiving a B.A. in Sociology and Photography at Fisk University and M.A. in Documentary Film Production at Stanford, she started freelancing and eventually became a producer/director for KTOP TV and other community-based organizations. She was Program Director at Black Filmmaker’s Hall of Fame in Oakland, CA, taught at City College of San Francisco, Managed EATV, and became Operations Manager at KTOP TV back in Oakland. In 2009, she graduated from John F. Kennedy School of Law.
Cheryl started a non-profit, Sarah Webster Fabio Center for Social Justice, named after her mother, the great revolutionary poet. She continues to work on documentary films. Thanks to a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation, the Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University preserved Cheryl Fabio’s 1976 documentary film Rainbow Black: Poet Sarah W. Fabio, a legacy of her mother and her work. The restored film will then premiere April 22, 2013 at IU Cinema as part of the “A Change Is Gonna Come: Black Revolutionary Poets” film series. Filmmaker Cheryl Fabio is expected to attend.