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African Diaspora Film Series to Begin Tuesday

Join the Africana Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies programs with the African American Cultural Center as they kick off the 2017 African Diaspora Film Series, “The Time is Always Right Now.” This timely film series will feature documentaries and feature films that explore African and African American history, relationships and race relations, identity and the quest for equality and human rights. Each screening will be followed by a post-screening conversation with directors and/or NC State faculty.

About the Series

Following the success of last month’s Chasing Trane documentary showings about John Coltrane, the African American Cultural Center has partnered with Africana Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies to reinstate their film series, which will feature several screenings and discussions of relevant films and documentaries related to the African diaspora. First developed in 2001, the film series ran until 2013, serving as a way for to raise awareness and knowledge around Black identity, culture and politics. The film series also helps to increase collaborations with faculty and staff and provides a way to interact with the community. Given the current political and racial climate, the film series will screen films that relate to current discussions and debates around race, politics, protests and racial ideology.

The African American Cultural Center’s partnership in this film series contributes to its mission to be the Triangle’s epicenter for the promotion and celebration of Pan-African Black culture. The AACC is pleased to bring many of the documentaries and films in the series to Raleigh for the first time.

The Films

Please join us for the following films, which are open to the public. All screenings will take place in Witherspoon Cinema. Visit go.ncsu.edu/aaccfilms17 to reserve your free ticket to each event.

Wilmington on Fire (2015)

Tuesday October 3, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Post-screening conversation with Director Christopher Everett.

Black Beach/White Beach: A Tale of Two Beaches (2017)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Post screening conversation with Director Ricky Kelly.
Presented in partnership with Raleigh’s “Black on Black II” exhibit.

I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Post screening discussion with faculty.

Footprints of Pan-Africanism (2017)

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Post screening discussion with filmmaker Shirikiana Gerima.

Love Jones (1987)

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
20th Anniversary Screening
Presented in partnership with the NC State University Black Alumni Society

Whose Streets? (2017)

Monday, November 6, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Post screening discussion with faculty.
Presented in partnership with Raleigh’s “Black on Black II” exhibit.

Chaniqua Simpson is a doctoral candidate in sociology and anthropology and a graduate intern at the African American Cultural Center.