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Coming Events: Africana Film Series, 2015: View Trailer

Friday, April 3rd, 2015:
1:00-4:00pm

 

W.E.B DuBois a Biography in Four Voices:

The long and remarkable life of Dr. William Edward Burghardt (W.E.B) Du Bois (1868-1963) offers unique insights into an eventful century in African American history. Born three years after the end of the Civil War, Du Bois witnessed the imposition of Jim Crow, its defeat by the Civil Rights Movement and the triumph of African independence struggles. 


 

Friday, April 10th, 2015:
1:00-4:00pm

A Bridge Apart:

A Bridge Apart is a story about the journey of the thousands of people from Central America and Mexico who leave their homes and families, suffer extraordinary brutality -or loss of life itself- in search of the American Dream. 


 Friday, April 17th, 2015:
1:00-4:00pm 

Kingston Paradise:

A hustler's journey into chaos to steal a car and his lady friends dream for peace from a painting, forces a crime that changes their lives forever.


  Friday, April 24th, 2015:
 1:00-4:00pm


 
Yurumein (Homeland):

An untold history of the indigenous caribs on St. Vincent: their near extermination and exile by the British 200 years ago, and return of some in the Diaspora to reconnect with those left behind. A powerful, untold story of Caribbean Resistance, Rupture and Repair in post-colonial St. Vincent.


Wednesday May 1st, 2015:
1
:00-4:00pm

Interview with Winnie Mandela: 

This interview from november 1999 by Malou von Sivers, in a series of interviews called "Malou meets", broadcasted by swedish tv-channel TV4, was one of the few interviews Winnie Mandela had given for a long time.

 

Past Events

Finding Fela

Friday, February 6th, 2015: 
1:00-4:00pm

Finding Fela tells the story of Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s life, his music, his social and political importance. He created a new musical movement, Afrobeat, using that forum to express his revolutionary political opinions against the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and 1980s. His influence helped bring a change towards democracy in Nigeria and promoted Pan Africanist politics to the world.


The Nine Lives of Marion Barry

 Friday, February 13th, 2015: 
1:00-4:00pm

With unprecedented access, The Nine Lives of Marion Barry tells the continuing saga of this despised, beloved and resilient politician. Its the potent story of race, power, sex and drugs; the tale of a complex and contradictory man who is the star of one of the most fascinating and bizarre chapters of American politics.


Harvest of Empire

 Friday, February 20th, 2015: 
1:00-4:00pm

At a time of heated and divisive debate over immigration, Onyx Films is proud to present HARVEST OF EMPIRE, a feature-length documentary that examines the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today.

Based on the ground-breaking book by award-winning journalist Juan González, HARVEST OF EMPIRE takes an unflinching look at the role that U.S. economic and military interests played in triggering an unprecedented wave of migration that is transforming our nation’s cultural and economic landscape.

From the wars for territorial expansion that gave the U.S. control of Puerto Rico, Cuba and more than half of Mexico, to the covert operations that imposed oppressive military regimes in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador, HARVEST OF EMPIRE unveils a moving human story that is largely unknown to the great majority of citizens in the U.S.


Toussaint Louverture

 Friday, February 27th, 2015: 
1:00-4:00pm

This long-awaited, action-packed historical epic (presented in two 90-min segments with an intermission) depicts the life of the titular Haitian freedom fighter, portrayed by celebrated Haitian actor Jimmy Jean-Louis. Louverture led the first successful slave revolt in world history, defeating the colonial regime of Napoleon Bonaparte and winning independence from France.


Through A Lens Darkly

 Friday, March 6th, 2015: 
1:00-4:00pm


This is the trailer for the new documentary "Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People" by Deborah Willis and Thomas Allen Harris. This documentary is based on the book "Reflections in Black" by Deborah Willis.


Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners


Friday, March 13th, 2015: 
1:00-4:00pm

In this essential new feature documentary, legendary radical activist Angela Davis speaks for the first time about her 1970s imprisonment as a terrorist and conspirator, which became a flashpoint in the black liberations struggle and turned her into a revolutinonary icon. 


The Ground On Which I Stand

Friday, March 27th, 2015: 
1:00-4:00pm

The first documentary about the Tony- and Pulitzer-winning playwright August Wilson includes unprecedented access to Wilson’s theatrical archives, rarely seen interviews and new dramatic readings bring to life his seminal 10-play cycle.  


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