Shorts Program: Black History—Lost and Found
2017-19, Various directors, USA/Sierra Leone/Cameroon, 76 min.
- Thu, Aug 22nd 8:30pm
Four thought-provoking films with historical themes.
A CIVIL WAR: FOR THE SOUL OF BLACK AMERICA
2017, Khinmay Lwin van der Mee, USA, 23 min.
That wild Afro is just one of the tools that charismatic author and USC law professor Jody David Armour uses in his tireless campaign against ingrained racial stereotypes. ProRes digital. (MR)
THE GERMAN KING
2019, Adetokumboh M’Cormack, USA/Sierra Leone/Cameroon, 20 min.
With Adetokumboh M’Cormack, Scottie Thompson
This impressively produced historical drama tells the moving true story of a Cameroonian prince who defends his people against the German Kaiser who was once his best friend. In English and German with English subtitles. DCP digital. (MR)
2018, David de Rozas, USA, 17 min.
Experimental in form, this documentary centers on Rev. Roland Gordon, who, as San Francisco's Black heritage is eradicated through gentrification, creates a vast collage memorializing African American achievements. ProRes digital. (MR)
AN ACT OF TERROR
2018, Ashley Paige Brim, USA, 16 min.
With Olivia Washington, Tonya Perkins
Winner of numerous festival awards, this powerful film dramatizes the true story of a 16-year-old African American girl who was railroaded into the electric chair in Virginia in 1912. Note: Contains graphic depiction of capital punishment. DCP digital. (MR)
Directors Khinmay Lwin van der Mee and Ashley Paige Brim are both tentatively scheduled to appear for audience discussion.