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Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film: Stolen Moments: Imagining the Black Subject



Join us on Tuesday, October 11 through Saturday, October 15 for the Stone Center’s annual Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent film. This year’s theme is Stolen Moments…Imagining the Black Subject, with films from across the diaspora including the US, Niger, Haiti, Jamaica, Brazil, Trinidad &Tobago, France, Angola, and Cuba. All screenings are FREE and OPEN to the public and will take place at the Stone Center. Film descriptions and screening schedules are listed below. For more detail on screening times, please visit the Stone Center website:stonecenter.unc.edu or call 919-962-9001.

Wednesday, October 12 (7pm-9:30pm):


Dir: Darius Clark Monroe |Short Feature | USA 2015| 6:30Min.

Some things must die to live.

1440 and Counting

Dir: Tony Gapastione | US/Short Narr |13Min

A burned-out teacher is one day away, fourteen hundred and forty minutes from retirement when she is confronted by a desperate man from her past. When she discovers a beloved student of hers is in danger, her life is turned upside down within minutes. Stars Loretta Devine.


Dir: Charlie Vundla |South Africa | Feature | 93Min

In this intimate drama, a young African-American professor in Johannesburg falls apart after his wife leaves him for another man. His old schoolmate, now a homeless life coach, helps him get back on his feet. But when his wife reappears at his doorstep, she wreaks havoc on his fragile state of mind. Cuckold is an incisive vision of domestic turmoil and a sly take on betrayal and forgiveness.

The Send-off

Dirs. Ivete Lucas, Patrick Bresnan| |USA 2016| Short Documentary| 12Min

Emboldened by a giant block party on the evening of their high school prom, a group of students enter the night with the hope of transcending their rural town and the industrial landscape that surrounds them


Dir: Iyabo Kwayana | Brazil | Short Feature | 19Min

On the brink of becoming a pre-teen, awkward and quirky Macarrão struggles to prove himself to the local group of tough kids who often tease him and of late have begun to beat him up

Dirt and Deeds in Mississippi

Dir: David Shulman |US/Feature Documentary | 82Min

A provocative account of how Black landowning families in Mississippi who believed in armed self defense became the secret weapon of the ‘nonviolent civil rights movement’ for voting rights and racial equality. Narrated by Danny Glover


October 12, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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