Dedoceo Habi is an Author, Community Health Advocate, and Independent Filmmaker. He has a proven record for engaging issues that resonate strongly in communities across the United States. His works have significant social relevance and deliver perspectives and ideas that leave a lasting impression. A native of Savannah, Georgia, he now lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, having recently moved from Oakland, California.
He has a vast network of professionals in the field from which to draw, to meet the needs of any production schedule.
One of his most memorable projects entails bringing together the entire City of Oakland in collaboration with The Alameda County Health Department around Public Service Announcements and short films that targeted African American and Hispanic residents to get screened for HIV. This non-traditional role for a Filmmaker to gain public visibility has caused the efforts of Mr. Habi to garner the appreciation of the community, and it has reaffirmed his commitment to using film to enlighten, and not just entertain.
His journey began in 2002 when he formed his first filmmaking company and was approached by Rap icon E-40 to produce a music video which went on to show on BET’s 106th & Park. This successful effort as Producer earned him accolades from all involved in the production.
His projects have received endorsements from members of the Clergy, Government Officials, School Systems and County Health Care Officials. His films have aired on public televisions channels, film festivals, and have been included in a variety of venues to include the 2006 Congressional Black Caucus Annual Conference, The United Methodist Churches Global AIDS Fund conference in 2008, KTOP-TV Oakland, KZSW-TV Temecula, Our TV, an Oakland based public television channel. He has also been featured on ABC7 News, KPFA Radio, and a host of web sites and news articles.