Cam Be is a film director working at the intersection of independent film, documentary and progressive hip-hop culture. An interdisciplinary artist, his central passion for filmmaking emerged during his studies at New York Film Academy (2006) and Columbia College in Chicago (2008-2010). Cam has interviewed and documented iconic artists such as Maya Angelou, Lauryn Hill, Common, Theaster Gates, Questlove, Hebru Brantley, amongst others.
In 2012 Cam received an Emmy award for “Outstanding Achievement in News Speciality Reporting” for his role as producer with NBC Chicago on the arts and entertainment series “About Last Night.” His first feature length documentary "The Exchange" is available online at Amazon Video. His short documentary "Where Flowers Bloom," the making of the Grammy Nominated Hip-Hop album 'Laila's Wisdom' by Rapsody is to be released on Tidal, Jan. 5th 2018.
Currently, Cam Be is working on a documentary titled "Project: Building Hope" which was a part of Kartemquin's Diverse Voices in Docs Program. He is based out of Chicago and is the Owner and Creative Director of Camovement.