Genre

Documentary

Francophone Cinema, Slate Three

The Mali-Cuba Connection

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The Mali-Cuba Connection

Directed by Edouard Salier, Richard Minier
In the midst of the Cold War, ten young promising musicians from Mali are sent to Cuba to…

A New Color

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A New Color

Directed by Marlene “Mo” Morris
African American artist, educator, and activist Edythe Boone has been changing the world one mural at a time…
Slate Three

BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez

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BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez

Directed by Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater, Sabrina Schmidt Gordon
This film offers unprecedented access to the life, work and mesmerizing performances of renowned poet and activist Sonia…
Slate Two

Conscience Point

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Conscience Point

Directed by Treva Wurmfield
Exploring the roots of American inequity, greed and pollution, Conscience Point contrasts the values of those for whom…
Slate One

Finding Sally

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Finding Sally

Directed by Tamara Dawit
A personal investigation into the mysterious life of the director's Aunt Sally, an Ethiopian aristocrat-turned-communist-rebel who disappeared after…
Slate Two

Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker

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Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker

Directed by Joanne Grant
Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker reveals the instrumental role that Ella Baker, a friend and advisor to…
Slate Three

Jump!

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Jump!

Directed by Shari Petti
“Jump!” follows the three-month journey of the JumpTT programme which used parkour and physical theatre as an aesthetic…
Francophone Cinema, Slate One

Kafe Negro

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Kafe Negro

Directed by Mario Delatour
Kafe Negro tells the story of migrations around a small grain that has become the second most important…
Slate Three

Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba

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Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba

Directed by Mika Kaurismaki
Miriam Makeba was one of the first African musicians who won international stardom and whose music was always…
Slate Three

Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond The Mask

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Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond The Mask

Directed by Frederick Lewis
Documentary on the life and legacy of the first African American to achieve national fame as a writer.
Slate Three

Placido, The Blood OF The Poet

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Placido, The Blood OF The Poet

Directed by Sergio Giral
Plácido portraits the dramatic story of Gabriel de la Concepcio Valdes (Placido), a mulatto Cuban poet accused of…
Slate Three

River City Drumbeat

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River City Drumbeat

Directed by Anne Flatté, Marlon Johnson
Edward "Nardie" White devoted his life to leading the African-American drum corps he co-founded with Zambia Nkrumah in…
Slate One

Sons of Benkos

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Sons of Benkos

Directed by Silva Lucas
An entertaining documentary that explores the African culture of Colombia through music. The film presents the music of...
Slate Two

Spears From All Sides

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Spears From All Sides

Directed by Christopher Walker
Spears From All Sides follows the young, charismatic Waorani activist Opi as he tells the dramatic story of…

STRIKE FOR FREEDOM – FREDERICK DOUGLASS IN SCOTLAND

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STRIKE FOR FREEDOM – FREDERICK DOUGLASS IN SCOTLAND

Directed by Parisa Urquhart
Strike for Freedom chronicles new efforts to memorialize Frederick Douglass’s abolitionist work in Scotland. In the 19th-century, Edinburgh…
Francophone Cinema, Slate One

The Esmeraldas Beach

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The Esmeraldas Beach

Directed by Patrice Raynal
In today’s Ecuador, the black population, the descendants of slaves, continue to experience strong social discrimination.
Slate One

The Last Mambo

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The Last Mambo

Directed by Rita Hargrave
The Last Mambo is an optimistic documentary that showcases Bay Area Afro-Latin music as a potent social force...
Slate Two

The Letter

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The Letter

Directed by Christopher King, Maia Lekow
Filmed with a gentle pace and incredible closeness, The Letter is an intimate family portrait that ascends into…
Slate One

The Passing On

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The Passing On

Directed by Nathan Clarke
James Bryant, a renowned embalmer, hopes a promising mortuary student will overlook his feelings of rejection within the…
Slate Three

The Story of Lovers Rock

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The Story of Lovers Rock

Directed by Menelik Shabaz
Lovers Rock developed into a successful sound with national UK hits and was influential to British bands (Police,…
Slate Three

The Writer From A Country Without Bookstores

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The Writer From A Country Without Bookstores

Directed by Marc Serena
Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel is the most translated writer from Equatorial Guinea but he had to flee the…
Francophone Cinema, Slate Two

Thus Spoke The Sea

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Thus Spoke The Sea

Directed by Arnold Antonin
The Haitian Sea, as you’ve never seen or heard it before: the sea tells the story of its…
Slate Three

Time and Judgement

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Time and Judgement

Directed by Menelik Shabazz
Time and Judgement is an overview of the African Liberation Movement that spans a period of 400 hundred…
Slate Two

Warrior Women

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Warrior Women

Directed by Christina D. King, Elizabeth A. Castle
Warrior Women is the story of Madonna Thunder Hawk, one such AIM leader who shaped a kindred group…
Slate One

Women In Blue

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Women In Blue

Directed by Deirdre Fishel
Filmed between 2017 - 2020, this documentary follows the stories of the women police officers in Minneapolis who…