DAY OF BLACK DOCS (4)

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October 10, 2015
Dancing Like Home

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Dancing Like Home a personal documentary traces director Joyce Guy’s journey to Senegal, West Africa to pursue the meanings of the traditional dance ceremonies of Casamance, Senegal but once there her expectations of this culturally rich region are challenged. Having no firsthand knowledge of the region, Joyce decides to go on a preliminary location scout to receive permission from the village chiefs.

Venue:
American Film Institute
Speaker:
Joyce Guy
October 10, 2015
BOUND: AFRICANS VS AFRICAN-AMERICANS

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BOUND: AFRICANS VS AFRICAN-AMERICANS Tensions between Continental-born and African-Americans are rarely addressed. Opening with personal testimonials exposing this rift, we are taken through the corridors of colonialism and slavery, laying bare how their effects have divided and bound the two. As we start this journey, one question soon dominates the conversation between the Africans and Africans, 'who sold the Africans into slavery?' The complexity of this question is reflected in the different responses and the range of emotions it solicits.

Venue:
American Film Institute
Speaker:
Peres Owino
October 10, 2015
BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez

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BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez is a new feature-length, performance-packed documentary about the renowned poet and activist's contribution to the world of poetry, her singular place in the Black Arts Movement, and her role in American culture over the last 50+ years.

Venue:
American Film Institute
Speaker:
Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater, and Sabrina Schmidt Gordon
October 10, 2015
WHEN JUSTICE ISN'T JUST

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WHEN JUSTICE ISN’T JUST This dynamic documentary features legal experts, local activists, and law enforcement officers delving into ongoing charges of inequality, unfair practices, and politicized manipulations of America's judicial system. Additionally, the Black Lives Matter movement and citizens nationwide question the staggering number of police shootings of unarmed Black men and women.

Venue:
American Film Institute
Speaker:
Dawn Kirk-Alexander, David Massey
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