Actress & Musician
Kimberly Rivers-Roberts aka (Black Kold Madina) is the star of the 2009 Oscar(R) nominated Hurricane Katrina documentary Trouble the water,winner of the 2008 Sundance GRAND JURY PRIZE,2008 Full Frame GRAND JURY prize winner,2008 GOTHAM INDIE FILM award winner,2009 NAACP Image award nomination, 2009 Producers Guild of America for feature Documentary (nomination).
2008 AFI/Silverdocs special Jury Prize, 2008 Council on Foundation Henry Hampton award for excellence in film and digital media, 2008 working films award, 2008 Kathleen Bryan Human rights award,Official selection 2008 New Directors/New films (museum of modern arts and film society of Lincoln center) Named best documentary of 2008 by the film critics association and alliance of women film journalists,2009 Roger Ebert Golden Thumb award winner and came in 2nd place for the national film critics circle award.Time magazine named Kimberly Rivers- Roberts 4th best performance of 2008, Kimberly was honored in 2010 by the Female Hip-Hop Awards for her work as a Rap-artist, humanitarian, and for her work in Trouble the water. Mrs.Rivers -Roberts was honored as a Katrina Hero by the Navigation foundation September 2010, and co-starred in the HBO series TREME as Devines friend Kim Roberts. Her song Trouble the water was also Nominated for an Academy award in 2009.