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September 2015
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Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film Screening: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stone Center Hitchcock Room,
150 South Road
Chapel Hill, 27599 United States
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THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION is the first feature length documentary to showcase the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails. Master documentarian Stanley Nelson goes straight to the source, weaving a treasure of rare archival footage with the voices of the people who were there: police, FBI informants, journalists, white supporters and detractors, and Black Panthers who…

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Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film: (T)ERROR

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Stone Center Hitchcock Room,
150 South Road
Chapel Hill, 27599 United States
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(T)ERROR is the first documentary to place filmmakers on the ground during an active FBI counterterrorism sting operation. Through the perspective of “Shariff,” a 63-year-old Black revolutionary turned informant, viewers get an unfettered glimpse of the government’s counterterrorism tactics and the murky justifications behind them. Taut, stark and controversial, (T)ERROR illuminates the fragile relationships between individual and surveillance state in modern America, and asks who is watching the watchers? Discussion with director Lyric Cabral directly following screening. This even is…

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Amiri Baraka– Meetings and Remarkable Journeys Exhibition Opening Reception

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Stone Center Gallery,
150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Meetings and Remarkable Journeys examines the life, work and legacy of Amiri Baraka. The event kicks off on Wednesday, September 16 with an opening reception at 6:00 pm. in the lobby of the Stone Center. The evening also includes the opening of the exhibition, Meetings and Remarkable Journeys, featuring over 150 documents, photographs, publications and original drawings and paintings by Amiri Baraka. The opening also features a screening of a filmed version of Baraka’s seminal drama, Dutchman. Amiri Baraka—Meetings and…

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Amiri Baraka– Meetings and Remarkable Journeys Symposium

September 17 @ 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Stone Center Hitchcock Room,
150 South Road
Chapel Hill, 27599 United States
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The symposium continues on Thursday, September 17 from 9:30am to 8:30pm with a day of film screenings and sessions with panelist including: Woodie King, Jr., Sonia Sanchez, John Bracey Jr., Alex Carter, Mae Henderson, Lita Hooper, E. Ethelbert Miller, Mark Anthony Neal, Amy Abugo Ongiri, Michael Simanga, James Smethurst, and Komozi Woodard. RSVP is requested at stonecenter.unc.edu, 919-962-9001 or http://sonjahaynesstonectr.unc.edu/ This event is FREE and Open to the Public. Click HERE to RSVP.

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Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film Screening: For the Cause

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stone Center Hitchcock Room,
150 South Road
Chapel Hill, 27599 United States
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Upon her recent victory in winning the release of a wrongfully convicted man, Mirai Scott (Charlette Speigner), a Chicago civil rights attorney, is contacted by her estranged father, Rolly Spencer (Eugene Parker), a former Black Panther who went underground 30 years earlier to avoid prosecution. Recently captured and extradited, Rolly is charged with the attempted murder of a policeman. Believing this to be an opportunity to fill in some blanks about the past and perhaps address some of her own…

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Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film Screening: Mother of George

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stone Center Hitchcock Room,
150 South Road
Chapel Hill, 27599 United States
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Adenike and Ayodele, a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn, are having trouble conceiving a child – a problem that defies cultural expectations and leads Adenike to make a shocking decision that could either save or destroy her family. Discussion with director Andrew Dosunmu immediately following screening. This event is FREE and Open to the Public. Click HERE to RSVP.

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African Diaspora Lecture: Tomás Fernández Robaina, the University of Havana

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stone Center Hitchcock Room,
150 South Road
Chapel Hill, 27599 United States
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Afro-Cuban scholar Tomás Fernández Robaina is a researcher at the Biblioteca Nacional in Havana and a professor at the University of Havana. His publications include El negro en Cuba 1902-1958: Apuntes para la historia de la lucha contra la discriminacion racial (The Blacks in Cuba 1902-1958: Notes on the history of the struggle against racial discimination). He is also Asesor of the Fundacion Ortiz and a member of of the Cuban National Committee on Slave Routes. This event is FREE…

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October 2015
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Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film Screening: Five Star

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Stone Center Hitchcock Room,
150 South Road
Chapel Hill, 27599 United States
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After John’s absent father is struck by a stray bullet, Primo takes it upon himself to verse the young boy in the code of the streets—one founded on respect and upheld by fear. A member of the Bloods since the age of twelve—both in the film and in reality—the streets of Brooklyn are all Primo has ever known. While John questions whether or not to enter into this life, Primo must decide whether to leave it all behind as he…

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Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film: Night of Shorts

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Stone Center Hitchcock Room,
150 South Road
Chapel Hill, 27599 United States
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One Past 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 With Audre Lorde acting as both subject and surrogate, All That…

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Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film: Night of Shorts

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stone Center Hitchcock Room,
150 South Road
Chapel Hill, 27599 United States
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Longing 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. Kasita 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…

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