SCREENING: Creatively Speaking at BAMcinematek — September 7

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It's not always music that point you in
the direction of the new Black imagination.  In fact, there's a lot of
good Black indie film being made.  As was the case a with last week's
screening of 6 Things I Never Told You, Creatively Speaking returns to the
Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Now in its 7th year, Creatively
Speaking is curated by Michelle Materre and is produced by Neyda Martinez and
explores the wide-ranging experiences of people of color from across the
Diaspora through an
eclectic mix of narrative shorts, and new documentaries.

The image
above is taken from the film
RFK In The Land of Apartheid by Larry Shore and
Tami Gold, which documents Senator Robert F. Kennedy's trip to South African in
1966.  The
series includes:

  • A short film program Life Lessons, comprised of Brooklyn
    filmmaker Eddy Duran’s The Lesson Plan, premiered at  Cannes International
    Film Fest Short Film Corner in May 2009, and grapples with the effects of the
    slave trade on African Americans today.
  • Two screenings exploring Caribbean
    peoples’ cultural contributions to society — Play Mas by Michéle Stephenson
    chronicling the Caribbean Labor Day Parade in Brooklyn, and The Other Side of
    the Water
    by Jeremy Robins and Magali Damas — a look at the origins and
    contemporary impact of Haitian RARA music in Brooklyn and beyond.

For full screening information and links to buy tickets, click here.



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