Banks, a nationally recognized filmmaker based in Cleveland, attended the Cleveland School of the Arts. He is best known for his experimental 16mm short film, X: The Baby Cinema, on the commercial appropriation of the image of Malcolm X. He has taught film at Cuyahoga Community College, the Cleveland Institute of Art, and Cleveland State University.
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“What made the Cleveland 20/20 project so exciting for me was to revisit the neighborhoods and cityscape of Cleveland while following photographer Ruddy Roye. The poetic process of his shooting methods sparked thrills as I documented his sessions through my moving picture camera. A true inspiration as a photographer and humanitarian.”