One Voice


Sequoia 1 Wed, Oct 10, 2018 6:00 PM
Rafael 1 Sat, Oct 13, 2018 2:15 PM
Film Info
Running Time:64 min.
Premiere Status:World
Director:Spencer Wilkinson
Producer:Mark DeSaulnier
Jed Riffe
Cinematographer:Spencer Wilkinson
Editor:Jesse Andrew Clark
Angela Reginato
Maureen Gosling
Cast:Terrance Kelly
Nicolia Gooding
Dan Strauss
Vernon Staggers
Isa Chu
Print Source:Jed Riffe Films
Note Writer:Melissa Howden


Black gospel singing lives at the heart of the church experience, an expression of spirit and the deliverance of a message of faith, hope, and joy. There is a place for everyone in the song, a place in which harmony is not just the simultaneous playing or singing of notes to produce chords, but also a place of concord, the sound of one. No place is this more evident than with the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir. One Voice is a joyous expression of this oneness, exploring the lives of four members of the choir and its artistic director Terrance Kelly. In existence for three decades, the choir is composed of singers from diverse faiths, races, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, and lifestyles, creating a place of inclusion and acceptance for singers and audience alike. The choir is a radiant manifestation of what is possible when people come together, a balm for our times.

Expected Guests: Director Spencer Wilkinson; Producers Mark DeSaulnier, Jed Riffe, Maureen Gosling, Wendy Slick; Cinematographer Demondre Ward; Production Crew Stefan Gustafsson, Marlene Morris, Jesse Clark; Talent Terrance Kelly  (All Screenings)

Additional Information

Spencer Wilkinson is an Oakland-based documentary film director, cinematographer, and editor. He is founder of Endangered Ideas, a production company focused on telling stories that live at the intersections of art and social justice, and struggle and resilience. His Alice Street Short (2016) screened at the All Oakland Mini Film Festival and Matatu Film Festival. He directed the award-winning documentary films Ritmos dos Meninos and Pass Me the Map (2008).