Tag: Documentary

Film Screening: CONTRACT

On Thursday, May 28, the Sonja Haynes Stone Center will host Cape Verdean filmmaker and Stone Center Visiting Artist Guenny Pires for a virtual screening and Q&A session for the North Carolina premiere of his award-winning film CONTRACT. The virtual screening will take place at 12pm via Vimeo with a follow-up Zoom question and answer […]

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“Strange Fruit” Documentary Screening

Dir.: Joel Katz, USA 57 min. Join us at Chapel Hill landmark, Varsity Theatre, for a screening of Strange Fruit, the first documentary exploring the history and legacy of the Billie Holiday classic. The song’s evolution tells a dramatic story of America’s radical past using one of the most influential protest songs ever written as […]

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Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film – Lunch and a Movie Series

The Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film – Lunch and a Movie Series (Short Films) *RSVP 24 hours in advance and we’ll have free lunch waiting for you! MASTERS OF RHYTHM w/ADDENDUM Dir.: Eve A. Ma |2016 |Peru/US |Short Doc | 28 min This glimpse of the rarely seen Afro-Peruvian culture and music adds […]

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Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film Screening

The Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film presents: TRAIL OF HOPE (TARIGH Al-AMAL) Dir.: Mohamed Echkouna | 2016 | Mauritania | Short Narr | 15 min On the deserted highway to Nouadhibou, a young self-centered taxi driver meets a woman whose story becomes a stimulating experience on morality and responsibility towards women’s rights. YEMANJÀ: […]

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Diaspora Film Festival Community Screening at Hayti Heritage Center

DIASPORA FILM FESTIVAL COMMUNITY SCREENINGS : HAYTI HERITAGE CENTER, 804 OLD FAYETTEVILLE ST, DURHAM The Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film presents: KEMTIYU: CHEIKH ANTA Dir: Ousmane William Mbaye |2016 | Senegal | Full-length Doc | 94 min Historian and scientist Cheikh Anta Diop argued that ancient Egyptians were Black through linguistics and carbon dating. […]

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Diaspora Film Festival Screening and Discussion with filmmaker Shirikiana Aina

Join us for a discussion with the filmmaker Shirikiana Aina after the screening FOOTPRINTS OF PAN-AFRICANISM Dir. Shirikiana Aina | 2017| USA| Full-length Doc | 77 min The documentary “Footprints of Pan-Africanism” revisits the era of Ghana’s emergence into independence, when Africans on the continent and in the diaspora participated in building a liberated territory. […]

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Diaspora Film Festival Community Screening at Hayti Heritage Center

HAYTI HERITAGE CENTER, 804 OLD FAYETTEVILLE ST, DURHAM EVERY COOK CAN GOVERN: THE LIFE, IMPACT & WORKS OF C.L.R. JAMES Dirs: Ceri Dingle & Rob Harris | 2015 | UK/Trinidad & Tobago | Full-length Doc |101 min An historical tour-de-force exploring the life, writings and politics of the great Trinidad-born C.L.R. James, an uncompromising 20th […]

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Diaspora Film Festival Community Screening

DIASPORA FILM FESTIVAL COMMUNITY SCREENING EVENT NGOZI DESIGN COLLECTIVE, 321 W MAIN ST, DURHAM (RECEPTION @ 5:30PM; SCREENING STARTS @ 6:30PM) INTERSECTION Dir.: Angela Tucker | 2017 | USA | Short Narr | 9 min A road trip forces a young woman and her two friends to examine their identities and place in the American […]

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Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film Opening Night!

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 […]

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Senegalese artist Bouna Ndiaye presents film and discussion on historic anniversary of the first “World Festival of Negro Arts”

In 1966, musicians, writers, sculptors, painters, performers, poets and other Art enthusiasts gathered in Dakar, Senegal for the first World Festival of Negro Arts (Premier Festival Mondial des arts nègres) . The festival drew attendees from the African diaspora around the world. They came from nearly 45 countries, including several Heads of State from newly-independent African countries. Artists from the […]

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