Category: Film

First Annual International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival

First Annual International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival

The mission of the First Annual International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival is to recognize the Puerto Rican community’s place in the history of the City of New York. Puerto Ricans were the first, and largest Spanish-speaking group to migrate and settle in New York City. The festival also seeks to display the richness of Puerto [...]

September 13, 2011 | 0 Comments More
FILM: The Durban 400 —  A Documentary of the  World Conference Against Racism

FILM: The Durban 400 — A Documentary of the World Conference Against Racism

 

September 12, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Invitation — Harlem Happy Hour and Film Screening at Billie’s Black

Invitation — Harlem Happy Hour and Film Screening at Billie’s Black

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September 7, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Film: Freedom Riders

Film: Freedom Riders

Award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson’s latest documentary FREEDOM RIDERS, is the powerful, harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives — and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment — for simply traveling together on buses [...]

August 13, 2010 | 1 Comment More
FILM: Neshoba — The Price of Freedom

FILM: Neshoba — The Price of Freedom

It was June 1964, the beginning of the Freedom Summer — the height of the Civil Rights movement — when a mob of Klansmen in Neshoba County, Mississippi murdered three civil rights workers: two Jews from New York and an African-American from Mississippi. It took 41 years for the state to convict one man, Edgar [...]

August 13, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Rooftop Film: Waste Land at Museo del Barrio in Harlem

Rooftop Film: Waste Land at Museo del Barrio in Harlem

Lucy Walker’s Sundance award winning documentary Waste Land follows Brazilian artist Vik Muniz, who has pieces in museums worldwide (including El Museo del Barrio), on this daring project. Arriving at a landfill, Muniz discovers that the workers are welcoming, engaging, bright people. One man has opened a library using the discarded books he’s found, while [...]

August 11, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Black Girl Project — Film Screening and Discussion

Black Girl Project — Film Screening and Discussion

Brooklyn-based educator and filmmaker, Aiesha Turman, will screen her first feature, The Black Girl Project at the Spike Lee Screening Room on the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University. “In a culture where Black women and girls are either praised for their saintly accomplishments, stripping them of any other character except that of a martyr [...]

August 10, 2010 | 3 Comments More
Harlem Mart 125 — Film Screening & Discussion Tonight at the National Black Theatre

Harlem Mart 125 — Film Screening & Discussion Tonight at the National Black Theatre

August 3, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Race: The Power of an Illusion — The Story We Tell

Race: The Power of an Illusion — The Story We Tell

The Crucial Arts Monthly Documentary Film Series presents Race: The Power Of An Illusion — The Story We Tell, a film written, produced and directed by Christine Herbes-Sommerst. ***** The division of the world’s peoples into distinct groups — “red,” “black,” “white” or “yellow” peoples — has became so deeply embedded in our psyches, so [...]

June 10, 2010 | 1 Comment More
DanceAfrica at Brooklyn Academy of Music

DanceAfrica at Brooklyn Academy of Music

DanceAfrica, Brooklyn Academy of Music’s (BAM) longest running program — and one of America’s largest and most vibrant celebrations of African and African American dance, music, and culture — celebrated its 30th year in 2007. Created in 1977 to heighten awareness of African culture, the festival has evolved into a high-spirited Memorial Day Weekend tradition [...]

May 19, 2010 | 1 Comment More
African American Short Films on CBS — This Saturday

African American Short Films on CBS — This Saturday

CBS will be airing three African American Short Films this weekend. Be sure to set your DVR if you’re not going to be home Date: 5/9/2010 Time: 1:30pm, Station: WCBS-TV CBS Ties That Bind This short film is inspired by the true story of Sandra Daniels, who used abuse to motivate her success. Daniels started [...]

May 5, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Film in Harlem — Doc Watchers Presents From the Ground Up

Film in Harlem — Doc Watchers Presents From the Ground Up

Using minimal narration, From the Ground Up shows how an ordinary cup of coffee occupies center stage in the world economy. Traveling with the filmmaker from Guatemala to South Carolina to New York City and seeing each phase of coffee production unfold the growing, picking, processing, distribution, brewing and selling one comes to understand that [...]

April 5, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Film — Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

Film — Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

I was checking out the Brooklyn Museum’s website and noticed Conversation and Book Signing with Shepard Fairey. I first learned of Fairey because of the famous Obama Hope poster which inspired many variations.

April 4, 2010 | 1 Comment More
The Lottery — A Film on the Harlem Success Academy and Charter Schools

The Lottery — A Film on the Harlem Success Academy and Charter Schools

SYNOPSIS The Lottery is a feature-length documentary that explores the struggles and dreams of four families from Harlem and the Bronx in the months leading up to the lottery for Harlem Success Academy, one of the most successful schools in New York City. The four families cast their lots in a high-stakes draw, where only [...]

April 2, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Film: 500 Year Resistance

Film: 500 Year Resistance

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March 7, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Film: Up With Me by Students from The East Harlem Tutorial Program in El Barrio

Film: Up With Me by Students from The East Harlem Tutorial Program in El Barrio

Doc Watchers will present a special non-documentary presentation of Up With Me directed by Greg Takoudes. After winning a scholarship to a prestigious boarding school, Francisco must struggle to maintain his relationships with his girlfriend, Erika, who fears he will no longer be the boy from El Barrio she loves, and best friend Brandon, who [...]

February 28, 2010 | 0 Comments More