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Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film Opening Night!

28

Sep

Join us in September, October and November for the Stone Center’s annual Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent film. The festival includes premiere screenings from across the diaspora. All screenings are FREE and OPEN to the public.

BODY AND SOUL: AN AMERICAN BRIDGE

Dir.: Robert Philipson| 2017| USA| 58 min

Out of all the cross-cultural encounters that have resulted in the richness of American popular music, none has been so prominent or so fraught with fraternity and conflict as the relationships between African Americans and American Jews. BODY AND SOUL: AN AMERICAN BRIDGE aims to tease out the strands of this cultural knot by focusing on the early performance history of the jazz standard, “Body and Soul,” one of the most recorded songs in the jazz repertoire.

JONAH

Dir. Andrew Michael Ellis | 2017| USA | Shorts Narr | 6 min

An interview with a former African American slave accompanies a powerful dance vignette of an urban man in extremis. The juxtaposition of past and present raises questions about inherited trauma and the possibility of regeneration.

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Details

Date:
September 28
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Sonja Haynes Stone Center
Phone:
919-962-9001
Website:
www.stonecenter.unc.edu

Venue

Sonja Haynes Stone Center
150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Phone:
919-962-9001
Website:
www.stonecenter.unc.edu

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