ABOUT PRAS MICHÉL
Pras Michél rose to international super-stardom as the founding member of the multi-platinum Grammy-winning group “The Fugees.” The Fugees stepped onto the music scene with a hip-hop sound mixed with a Caribbean beat. A reflection of Pras’ identity — a Haitian American, born in Brooklyn, raised in New Jersey.
Following his Fugees fame, Pras continued to work not only as a performer but also as an actor, producer, and documentarian. As a solo artist, he released Grammy-nominated hits like Ghetto Supastar” feat. Ol’Dirty Bastard and Mya. While learning the ins and outs of Hollywood, Pras created Prasperity Group,an entertainment company that produces music, motion picture, television and documentary development. Pras founded the company because he was inevitably seeking ways to fuse entertainment and activism and share the rich, untold stories of black culture.
Today, Pras has mastered using the art of documentaries as a vehicle for political activism, change, and enlightenment, using the benefits of his celebrity to get other influential names on board and to bring attention to injustices that largely go unnoticed. In 2009, he traveled to Somalia to film Paper Dreams, the yet-to-be-released documentary about Somali pirates. Pras’ film exposed that the Somali coast’s piracy is an unfortunate reaction to unjust acts waged against the country’s fishermen, resulting in lost income and destruction to local communities. I
In 2015 Prasperity released the critically acclaimed indie documentary “Sweet Mickey For President, ” which documented Pras Michel returns to Haiti after the 2010 earthquake to mobilize a presidential campaign for Michel Martelly. The film won the Jury Award for Best Documentary at Slam Dance and Documentary Edge Festival in 2015. It was also an official selection at HotDocs, Miami International Film Festival, and Los Angeles Film Festival.
Pras plans to release new content in music and film in 2018.