Tuesday, October 6 at 7pm, Hitchcock Multipurpose Room

Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film presents: Night of Shorts

Oct 6- Sweet Honey ChileSweet Honey Chile’

Dir: Talibah Newman / Short/ USA /English / 19 min./2013

A young boy, Honey, explores identity and grief with his mystical neighbor, while in the midst of the struggle to help his mother lay his grandfather to rest.

Busted on Brigham Lane

Dir: Talibah Newman / Short/ USA /English / 24 min./2012

A young teenage girl takes precariously creative measures to reconcile her relationship with her estranged father for her 18th birthday and discovers that he is a different man than she remembers.

One Past

Dir: Juli S. Kobayashi / Short/ USA /English / 20 min./2014

One Past follows a young woman, Charlie Style, as she arrives home one evening to find her sister Lyla dead from a freak accident.  Charlie’s world is shattered until Lyla returns as a spirit, but when forces beyond their control begin to pull Lyla away again, Charlie is forced to face a difficult choice. Was this a blessing or a curse… or both?

All That’s Left Unsaid

Dir: Michèle Pearson Clarke / Short/Canada /English / 2.5 min./2014

With Audre Lorde acting as both subject and surrogate, All That is Left Unsaid is a daughter’s elegy for her mother. Both women lived with cancer for 14 years, and the absence of their wisdom, guidance and love is experienced as an ongoing loss. This short, experimental documentary reflects on all other black women gone too soon, in contemplating this aspect of grief.


Dir: Merawi Gerima  / Short/ USA /English / 10 min./2014 

A young man’s life is set on a new trajectory with a new unspoken purpose after the sudden loss of a family member.

Natalie Bullock Brown leads a discussion with Talibah Newman, director of Sweet Honey Chile and Busted on Brigham Lane immediately following the screenings. 


Thursday, October 8 at 7pm, Hitchcock Multipurpose Room

Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film presents: Night of Shorts


Dir: Jim Chuchu/ Short / United Kingdom / English, Kiswahili with English subtitles. / 83 min. / 2012

Fantasy, science fiction and infatuation fuse as an obsessed neighbor invents ever stranger scenarios for wooing the girl of his dreams. Nairobi is being threatened with imminent extinction; this is Max’s last chance to save girl next door, Alina, and win her affections. However, a mysterious stranger stands in the way of his happiness.


Dir: Zoe Sailsman Asghar / Short / United Kingdom / English / 7 min. / 2013

Dawn has recently lost her husband. She is finding it difficult to let go and longs for her husbands presence. In order to see him she delves into her subconscious and imagination; unfortunately the more she sees the more her reality becomes distorted.


Dir: Gabri Christa / Short / USA / English / 21 min. / 2014

When a young girl Luna, can’t keep the dog she rescued, she knows just what to do, together with her cousin Sol, she sets off to house him in the empty slave huts, but things don’t go as planned.


Dir: Cheryl Halpern and Mitchell Stuart/ Short / USA and Ethiopia / English / 26 min. / 2012

‘Natsanat’ (meaning freedom) documents the heroic stories of young female freedom fighters in Ethiopia during the 20th century. These women have left their families and homes to join the struggle to bring freedom, peace and democracy to their country. They serve as role models for leadership and courage for women.

Discussion with director Cheryl Halpern following screening.


Upcoming at the Stone Center…

Thursday, October 22 at 7 pm, Hitchcock Multipurpose Room

The Sonja Haynes Stone Memorial Lecture: Dr. Elimra Mangum

Oct 22- Stone Lecture (Mangum)Elmira Mangum, President of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), will deliver the 23rd Annual Sonja Haynes Stone Memorial Lecture.

Making history as the first permanent female president in the institution’s 127-year legacy, Elmira Mangum, Ph.D., began her tenure as the 11th president of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) on April 1, 2014. A seasoned administrator, Dr. Mangum has served at the executive level of nationally recognized institutions of higher learning for more than 28 years. From 2010 until her appointment at FAMU, Dr. Mangum served as vice president for planning and budget at Cornell University.

Prior to her successful tenure at Cornell, President Mangum served in various administrative capacities for nine years at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, including serving as senior associate provost.

Dr. Mangum received a bachelor’s degree in geography and education from North Carolina Central University. She graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a master’s degree in public policy and public administration, and earned a second master’s degree in urban and regional planning. She received a doctor of philosophy in educational leadership and policy from the University at Buffalo.


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