About Akil

Akil Gibbons is an award-winning filmmaker, VICE Media Host and story producer, educator, and CEO of his own CoINTEL Productions (CoINTELRO). Akil served as a cinematographer for the Emmy and Sundance award winning documentary “(T)ERRORthe Netflix Original Documentary Get Me Roger Stone, and television special producer for The Daily Show With Trevor Noah and Angela Rye’s Midterm Election Special for BET.

Akil's filmmaking focuses around civil-rights, capitalism, systematic violence, mass incarceration, and hip-hop culture but has expanded to commercial films for Google, Sony Pictures, Disney XD, and Live Nation TV since working as a producer for VICE Media.

As an educator Akil has designed curricula and outreach campaigns for award winning films about racial disparities within the criminal justice system and prison industrial complex. This includes the Spike Lee produced Evolution of a Criminal, the Peabody award-winning film The House I Live In, and Akil's own film Paper City-Stop The School To Prison Pipeline.