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The History of White People in America
Aug
16
10:18 AM10:18

The History of White People in America

The History of White People in America

10:18AM (9 mins) web series

dir. Jonathan Halperin, Drew Takahashi , Ed Bell , Pierce Freelon , Aaron Keane 

Episode 1: The white “race” was invented by rich Virginians in 1676 in the aftermath of a populous rebellion of impoverished, indentured, and enslaved Africans and Europeans known now as Bacon’s Rebellion.

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Sankofa
Aug
16
9:50 AM09:50

Sankofa

Sankofa

9:50AM (28 mins) documentary

dir. Princess Garrett

This documentary is about the loss of identity and its systemic impact on black males. By exploring the complexities of mental slavery, Sankofa calls it’s audience to free themselves from the system in which they were born.

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Dara
Aug
16
9:32 AM09:32

Dara

Dara - The first time when I went to sky

9:32AM (18 mins) drama 

dir. Renato Candido

Dara is a 10-year-old black girl from the rural area of Bahia/Brazil in the 1960s. On the eve of moving to São Paulo, Dara wants to set up a swing in a cashew tree where she lives with her grandparents and her little brother. Her parents are already in São Paulo, it's time for the girl to leave.

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Familiar Faces/Unexpected Places
Aug
16
9:00 AM09:00

Familiar Faces/Unexpected Places

Familiar Faces/Unexpected Places

9:00AM (32 mins) documentary

dir. Sheila S Walker

Tens of millions of Africans were scattered throughout the world during the centuries of the notorious process of enslavement. This documentary shares African technologies that developed the Americas, visits unsuspected African Diasporan societies in the Americas and beyond, and reveals cultural commonalities uniting African Diasporan communities in distant lands.

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