Black photographers' showcase featuring films about the power of the image and photography. Short films include a post screening discussion with local photographers
7:00 PM Tonight's screening is followed by a discussion with local photographers Allum Ndiaye and Inye Wokoma.
TAKE TOO LONG (Seattle premiere) Directed by Kwesi Davis. (Experimental narrative/2010/USA/Seattle premiere/general audience) An animated short dealing with the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, a young couple, Rich and Jessica, attempt to reunite with Rich's father, Lou Robinson, but an ignorant and understaffed police department (combined with massive flooding and disorganization of a city in peril) conspire to make the reunion almost impossible.
AFTERSHOCK: POST-EARTHQUAKE HAITI Directed by Allum Ndiaye.(Documentary/12 minutes/USA/2011/Local Filmmaker/general audience) Photographic images and eyewitness recollections of the devastating 2010 Haitian earthquake. Filmmaker in attendance.
POSITIVE NEGATIVES Directed by Mindy Steiner. (Documentary/30 minutes/2010/Seattle premiere/general audience) David Johnson, Ansel Adams' first African American student at the California School of Fine Arts, diligently documented the development & demise of San Francisco's Fillmore District neighborhood during the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. He visually recorded the heydays of the Fillmore's jazz clubs, the civil rights movement in San Francisco, important civil rights figures, artists including Langston Hughes, and musical icons, always with an eye for depicting people positively, "with dignity and respect" in the presence of discrimination.
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