Danny Glover has been selected to receive the Bahamas International Film Festival’s (BIFF) Career Achievement Award.

Glover, whose credits include the Lethal Weapon films, Dreamgirls and The Color Purple, will receive his honour on December 6.

The honouree is also renowned for his community activism and philanthropic efforts, with a particular emphasis on advocacy for economic justice and access to health care and education programmes in the US and Africa. 

He received a 2006 DGA honour in recognition of these efforts and a 2011 Pioneer Award from the National Civil Rights Museum. Glover served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Development Programme from 1998-2004 and collected the Medaille Des Arts Et Des Letters from the French Ministry of Culture in 2011.

In 2005 Glover co-founded New York-based Louverture Films with writer/producer Joslyn Barnes, dedicated to the development and production of films of historical relevance, social purpose, commercial value and artistic integrity.  Among the films Glover has earned an executive producer credit for at Louverture are The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 and The House I Live In.

BIFF is scheduled to run from December 5-13.