Turning a passion of the visual arts into skilled artistry, Washington, DC native Jami Ramberan, received a Masters Degree in Media Studies and Film from The New School University in NYC. She made her directorial debut in 2007. More recently, Ramberan’s film “Silent Brave” was nominated for “Best Short Film” at the Las Vegas Black Film Festival.
Silent Brave tells the story of a young woman suffering from the trauma of rape and abuse by the hands of her Lieutenant. As feelings of injustice brew inside of her, will she take matters into her own hands?
Ramberan stated, “I wanted to focus on silence in the military, particularly inspired by LaVena Johnson story.”
LaVena Lynn Johnson was a Private First Class in the United States Army whose death, officially ruled a suicide, has attracted international attention amid allegations that her death was the result of rape and murder. Her death was officially ruled a suicide by the Department of Defense.