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ROBOX
An imaginary friend searches for the boy that left him behind. 00:14:59
Ramiro Hernandez
United States
Short

Beginning of Community
A short animation on the importance of community beginning with family.
00:02:39
Tomas Reyes
United States
Animation

A Beautiful Villain’s Greed
Consumed with the art of consumption, this beautiful villain takes her addiction to retail to menacing new heights.
00:01:49
Dominique Wilmore
Animation, Short

Intersectionality
A short documentary discovering what it means to identify with multiple communities. Produced by the Fall 2017 Youth Filmmaking program.
00:05:30
Tomas Reyes
United States
Documentary, Short, Student

Who Am I
Working with two primary schools in Nairobi and Mombasa, directors Wanuri Kahiu and Nick Reding intimately explore issues surrounding national identity. Using games and interviews the filmmakers ask 8-11 year olds what they understand about discrimination, tribe and religion, and how, when they are discriminated themselves, do they feel about their own identity. Inspired by Jane Elliot’s “Blue Eyes, Brown Eyes” experiment, the film delicately picks at the religious and tribal tensions that exist in Kenya, by creating an exercise in which the class is arbitrarily divided into groups.
00:30:00
Cindy Mbae
Documentary

Across
Is the true story of a slave boy’s attempt to escape to freedom with his family during the chaos of the American Civil War.
0:35:55 Shorts
USA
Chris Foley

FRIDAY YOSHI’S 2pm

Grace
A single woman struggles to accept the responsibility of caring for her elderly father. 0:16:37
Shorts
USA
Eboni Adams

The Hopeless Journey
As a consequence of her mother’s selfish and bad life choices, a teenage girl is forced to live a dangerous life without hope it will end.
0:33:22
Shorts
USA
Dontell Antonio

Tomorrow is Too Late
A typical night at home for a wistful Harlem mother and her creative, strong-willed daughter is disrupted by their violent neighbors.
0:10:35
Shorts
USA
Diego Lummis

Where The Water Meets The Sand
A young woman stuck in a relationship with her boyfriend is guided by her Gullah grandmother’s teachings to find true love
0:16:38
Shorts
USA
Torell Shavone

Kyenvu
A young African feminist millennial finds love in a bittersweet moment as she struggles to find her footing in a patriarchal society.
00:20:00
Kemiyondo Coutinho
Short

FRIDAY YOSHI’S 4:30pm   

Never Heard
After Aaron is charged with murder, he uses prayer to help turn his life around and save his son from the street life before it is too late.
1:30:19 Features
USA
Joshua A. Webber

Nia Room Friday 12pm  

Breathless
‘Breathless’ is the story of Larry, a middle aged Black man, whose trip to the bodega for coffee and cigarettes leads to his unwarranted death. Larry, a father “figure” and street “entrepreneur” in his Brooklyn community, stops by Major Deli to see the owner, and for his usual coffee and cigarettes. On his way out, he breaks up a fight between neighborhood teens, resulting in an illegal cigarette transaction. Consequently, two undercover officers approach Larry, accusing him of selling illegal cigarettes. This encounter with the police quickly escalates and leads to Larry’s untimely death.
00:07:09
Anaiis Cisco
United States
Short, Student

Pigeonhole
When you fear you can’t trust the very system you live under.

00:16:40
Andrea Melton
United States
Short

Mama I Wanna March
In 1968 Memphis, amid civil rights protests, young Allen wants to attend a march with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His protective mother forbids it, but he sneaks out anyway and attends what turns out to be Dr. King’s final speech before his assassination.
00:15:08
Malcolm Baity
United States
Short, Student

Hands Up, Don’t Shoot
Story is about a young African American man living his day to day life in the heart of South Central Los Angeles. Not only is he having trouble finding a job to support his girlfriend but he has trouble with gang-members, store clerks and boys in blue. In a strong effort to bring awareness to how much peace he wants for everyone, each situation gets worse and worse until he takes the ultimate stand. In this poetic stylish urban film, it touches on a innocent man’s plead for hope being destroyed over hurtful stereotypes.
Ja’Ron Thompson
00:15:35
Short

Wrath City
This is a story of a fictional, angry little town and the Haitian woman who’s getting deported out of it for committing an awful crime. Inspired by Black Lives Matter and the police brutality epidemic.
00:22:12
Raeshelle Cooke
Short

FRIDAY NIA ROOM 2:00pm   

Iron Red
When the mob tries to erase him. Iron Red must fight to stay alive.
00:08:10
Julian Murphy
Experimental, Short, Student, Web / New Media

Lost Kings – The Series
In Baltimore, Max, a dirt bike rider, seeks vengeance following the murder of her brother and in the process uncovers a conspiracy involving illicit drugs and crooked cops.
00:30:00
Michael Faulkner
Short, Television, Web / New Media

Kafou
Port-au-Prince by night.  Doc and Zoe are hired to deliver an unknown package.  Their job comes with three essential rules: never stop the car, never roll down the windows, never open the trunk.  At a crossroad, they stumble upon a dog.  Each crossroad requires a sacrifice.  Their decision will change their path irreversibly.
00:50:00
Haiti
Bruno Mourral
Short

FRIDAY NIA ROOM 4:00pm

A Man and His Trumpet: The Leroy Jones Story
In a city full of brilliant musicians, Leroy Jones, trumpet virtuoso and consummate New Orleanian, is a musician’s musician. Follow Jones life journey as he came up playing on the streets of the Saint Bernard Projects and 7th Ward, quickly establishing himself as one of NOLA’s most sought after trumpeters, founding the legendary Fairview Baptist Brass Band and Hurricane Brass Band. In present day Jones was touring and recording for the past 20 years with Harry Connick Jr. as the solo trumpeter. A decade after the storm that nearly destroyed his beloved city, Jones is navigating life as both a world renowned musician and a citizen amidst a rapidly changing New Orleans.
1:40:00
Documentaries
USA
Cameron Washington

AAACC FRIDAY 10am

Hakkunde
Is an intriguing story of a young unemployed graduate who battles everything on his journey to self discovery and actualization. The story is characterized by actions and reactions that defines the everyday Nigerian society, with its ups and downs and with a particular focus on the life of a job hunting graduate “Akande” who found himself in totality while searching for a job, and a better life. It highlights the merits of steadfastness, humility and self-denial and also espouses the gains of harnessing opportunities, delimiting the much celebrated mediocrity of high handedness, and divulging the demerits of pride, greed and inconsistency.
1:39:00
Foreign/Diaspora
Nigeria
Oluseyi Asurf

Farias: An Afro Uruguayan Love Story
This short documentary film transports viewers to the quiet rural town of Melo, where a man shares his memories of his mother who was, in her time, the last known living Uruguayan person born in slavery. What results is a nuanced meditation on mother-son love, the struggles of a people, and the deep connections between national histories and intimate life.
0:11:33
Documentaries
USA
Pamela Harris

FRIDAY AAACC 12:30pm

“La Vie Magnifique De Charlie”
After her sister Brandy’s untimely death, everyone is taken aback by Charlie’s unorthodox (and seemingly quirky) approach to her grieving process. Follow Charlie and her friends Kayla and Keturah as they go along for a wild, hilariously exhilarating and bittersweet ride – which will surely be the craziest day of Charlie’s life
01:23:00
Bobby Huntley
United States
Feature

FRIDAY AAACC 2:30PM

Breaking Down Barriers: The C.R. Roberts Story
Is a very timely story about C.R. Roberts, a civil rights pioneer who was born in Mississippi in 1936 and grew up in Oceanside, California prior to attending the University of Southern California in the 1950s. This documentary explores the beginning of the civil rights movement through the viewpoint of a little known civil rights pioneer, who continues to bring people of all colors and races together.
1:28:42
Documentaries
USA
Jeremy Sadowski

FRIDAY AAACC 4:15PM

Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask
The life and legacy of poet/writer Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906), the first African American writer to gain national and international fame.
01:58:45
Frederick Lewis
United States
Documentary

FRIDAY AAACC 6:30pm

PT-3000
The 1970’s culture of San Francisco Strutting in the Bay Area emerged independently around the same time as Hip Hop in the South Bronx. This West Coast competitive street dance was every bit as powerful a Black response to social conditions as breakdancing was on the East Coast. Today, Strutting represents a narrative of Black History in America that has yet to be told or taught on a national scale.