Thursday, Mar 4, 2021 at 12:30pm
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Schedule of Events:
12:30 pm His Take
Police violence. Fatherhood. Love. This block of documentary and narrative programming explores the Black, male experience from a number of different vantage points.
12:30 pm Sudu Connexion
Based in France, Sudu Connexion is a distribution company that features high-quality films from Africans in the diaspora about Africans around the world. This block includes a conversation with company principle Claire Diao and Ibee Ndaw.
3:00 pm Of Flesh and Blood
The current pandemic has revealed our deep need for human connection for better or worse. This block of fictional shorts delves into the beauty and horror, the magnificence and drama of our one-on-one interactions.
4:00 pm Panel: Skinfolk: Accountability in Film to the Black Community (live)
To what extent should and can Black filmmakers be accountable to Black communities through their storytelling, and to each other as colleagues? What does that look like, and what values are central to this type of accountability? Filmmaker, professor and lead strategist of Working Films’ StoryShift, Natalie Bullock Brown moderates the discussion with a distinguished panel of filmmakers and impact producers including Sonya Childress, Byron Hurt, and Shola Lynch.
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Unapologetic
After two police killings, Black millennial organizers challenge a Chicago administration complicit in state violence against its Black residents. Told through the lens of Janaé and Bella, two fierce abolitionist leaders, Unapologetic is a deep look into the Movement for Black Lives, from the police murder of Rekia Boyd to the election of mayor Lori Lightfoot.
5:00 pm Panel: The Black Male Image in the South
Is the Black, Southern male experience represented adequately in film? Do Black male filmmakers from the region feel the need to represent this life experience in their work? Moderated by the James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of African and African American Studies at Duke University, Mark Anthony Neal will explore the topic with Charles Burnett, Terence Nance, and Kevin Wilson, Jr.
Wednesday, Mar 10, 2021 at 12:00pm Eastern Time
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