Films from the Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture revisiting W.E.B. Du Bois' notion that "the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line".
Films screened in this combined programme
Tribute to Malcolm XMadeline Anderson IFFR 2018 15′
A commemoration of the four-year anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X.
Malcolm X Liberation UniversitySt. Clair Bourne IFFR 2018 10′
The 1960s black student movement at Duke University evolved into a separate institution to study and engage with the history and culture of the African diaspora.
To Be FreeAdepero Oduye IFFR 2018 13′
In a tiny after-hours club, Nina Simone finds a way, for one moment, to be free.
Didn't We Ramble OnBilly Jackson IFFR 2018 14′
Documentary about the tradition of marching bands in African-American culture.
When the Lionfish CameTamika Galanis IFFR 2018 6′
A view on the preservation of Bahamian culture and native marine life.
Home Movie Excerpts from Cab Calloway on Tour in South America and the CaribbeanCab Calloway IFFR 2018 7′
16 mm Kodachrome silent home movies mixed with audio excerpts taken from Cab Calloway’s personal acetate master recordings and his radio quiz show Quizzicale.
August 28th: A Day in the Life of a PeopleAva DuVernay IFFR 2018 22′
Ava DuVernay's short film looks at six significant events in African-American history that all occurred on that date in different years.