Journalist and first-time filmmaker Sacha Jenkins certainly is enjoying his maiden voyage at Sundance. His documentary Fresh Dressed will be shown on CNN later this year and he says it’s “overwhelming how much love and support I’m getting.” His film, which premiered January 24, is about the importance of fashion in NYC hip-hop culture — a topic not necessarily in the CNN audience’s wheelhouse. But he thinks the cable news net buying his movie is a nod to the future. “Because of all these platforms and young people being accustomed to using them, (CNN has) to work to connect with those people in new and interesting ways,” he says. Fresh Dressed is a Mass Appeal production in partnership with CNN Films.
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