Category archives: Documentaries

  • A Place at the table

  • Kathleen Cotton (Producer/Director) 00:51:00 Saturday Nia Room 12pm When you see yourself in the past you will be assured of a place for you in the future.  Meet the African American pioneers of silicon valley that prepared a place at the table for those that came behind them. Using face to face discussions, a Place at the Table, presents the story of African American Engineers and technologi[...]
  • The Artist in Society: Talking with Hershell West

  • 54:49 by Eve A. Ma in Documentary Friday AAACC Nia 12pm A black man brought up in the rural south in the days before the end of segregation, neither Hershell West's family nor his community, nor the larger society expected him to become a professional artist. Defying these expectations, he triumphed over the odds and in this documentary, we examine both his art and the ways in which artist[...]
  • Wax Print: 1 Fabric, 4 Continents, 200 Years of History

  • Friday 1330 Fillmore JHC 1:15pm 01:37:38 by Aiwan O in Documentary In African homes across the world a benign textile lies unassuming and taken for granted. With a multitude of names from ‘Dutch Wax’ to ‘Liputa' and ‘Kitenge’ to ‘Ankara’ this textile has become an important part of African cultures across the diaspora. A symbol of strength and identity in the face of oppression. Surpr[...]
  • "Belonging in the USA: The Story of Michael D. McCarty"

  • 58:41 by Arielle Nobile in Documentary Saturday JHC 4pm TICKETS “Belonging in the USA: The Story of Michael D. McCarty” shares the journey of a man who even in the face of great obstacles spreads joy wherever he goes. Follow Michael as he evolves from aspiring scientist to Black Panther Party member, from FBI target to soldier, from drug addict to health nut. The twists and turns of Mic[...]
  • The SixTripleEight

  • 01:12:00 by James Theres in Documentary Friday Buriel Clay Theater 7:30pm This documentary includes interviews with the surviving six members from the 855 women of the SixTripleEight (6888 Central Postal Directory battalion), the first, and only, all-black female battalion sent to Europe during World War II. Their mission: clear the backlog of over 17 million pieces of mail stuck in wa[...]
  • Teddy Pendergrass - If You Don't Know Me

  • FRIDAY 6:00pm The FilmMore Grand Theater (Formerly Yoshis) 1330b Fillmore | San Francisco, CA 94115 Teddy Pendergrass – If You Don’t Know Me  GET TICKET Total Runtime: 1:46:00 Olivia Lichtenstein 01:46:00 The inspiring story of Teddy Pendergrass, who was poised to be the greatest soul singer of all time. His was the immortal voice of Don’t Leave Me This Way, The Love I Lost and Close the D[...]
  • Nollywood in Focus

  • 35:54 by Osahon Akpata in Shorts, African vNollywood in Focus is an intriguing portrait of Nigeria’s burgeoning film industry, which has emerged into prominence as the second largest producer of film content globally. Directed by renowned photographer and artist, Iké Udé, over 40 Nollywood personalities share their views on the challenges and opportunities in the Nigerian film industry. [...]
  • Skin

  • 01:16:00 by Beverly Naya in Documentary Saturday Nia Room 1:30pm TICKETS Skin is a feature documentary about exploring through identity the meaning of beauty in all the different shades of black. It is set in present day Lagos, where Nollywood actress Beverly Naya goes on a journey to learn about contrasting perceptions of beauty. She speaks to school children, traders, artists, beauty [...]
  • Forced

  • 18:50 by Nani Walker in Student Saturday JHC 12pm TICKETS Forced is a feature documentary film on three women forced to flee their homes when the dreaded militant group Boko Haram invaded their village in Gwoza, Borno State in northeast Nigeria, and their stories of reconstruction. The women – Ruth, Esther and Saratu – symbolize thousands of girls and women who were abducted, raped and disp[...]
  • Out of Chaos

  • Out of Chaos: FILM RUNNING TIME: 70 MINUTES by Pascal Giacomini An Artist’s Journey in Haiti HOW IT CAME ABOUT… The film starts with Pascal Giacomini participating in the 2nd Ghetto Biennale of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti—where, working in the same conditions as local and visiting artists—he creates three large-scale sculptures from scavenged materials. As he works, he documents the process.[...]
  • The Robeson Effect

  • Saturday, June 15th, 7:00pm TICKET HERE The FilmMore Grand Theater (Formerly Yoshis) | 1330b Fillmore | San Francisco, CA 94115 TICKETS 1 hr 40 min Category: Documentaries Directed By: Juney Smith The extraordinary journey of Actor Danny Glover and his lifelong friendship with fellow Actor Ben Guillory that examines their early life,discovery of acting, their shared admiration [...]