Michael T. Barry Jr. is a historian, writer, and documentary filmmaker focusing on modern American cross cultural experiences. He is currently a doctoral student at American University in Washington, D.C. He earned his Bachelor's in History and Africana Studies from the College of the Holy Cross and his Master's in American and Middle Eastern History from Providence College.
Barry has worked on multiple documentary film and videography projects for acclaimed artists and institutions. He has also screened his films at historic venues like AS220 as well as film festivals across the nation.
Barry has contributed written pieces to outlets like Truthout, The Activist History Review, Black Perspectives, The Gainesville Sun, The Blackprint, and The Worcester Telegram & Gazette. He has also contributed photos and commentary to USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vice, and Reuters.
Along with his mentor, Karen Turner, he founded MT Barry Productions in 2015.
Awards and Nominations
Best Feature Film, The Universal Soldier: Vietnam, Nyack Film Festival, 2016
Carter G. Woodson Award in Africana Studies Art and Scholarship, Sincerity: From X to El-Shabazz, 2014
Nominated, Best Short Documentary, U Street Contested, World Music and Independent Film Festival, 2018