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Associated Film:
On the Battlefield

Ray Whitaker


Co-director, On the Battlefield

Ray Whitaker is an artist and entrepreneur from Cairo, Illinois, who previously lived in Pyramid Courts housing projects. At a young age, he trained as a concrete worker with his grandfather, Elihue Whitaker, who also shared with him the importance of cultivating the next generation. He is a founding member of Little Egypt Collective, where he focuses on training youth in Cairo to unlock their artistic potential through film and acting workshops.