Afterwords: Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis
Over the past year, Whose Streets?, Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis' vital documentary about the Ferguson Uprising, has made an indelible impact on thousands of mid-Missouri residents. With support from the University of Missouri's Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism and the City of Columbia's Office of Cultural Affairs, we're honored to host Folayan and Davis for an evening of conversation. During the event, we will watch Iverson White's short "Dark Exodus" (1985, 28 minutes).
White's film is a key work of L.A. Rebellion, a filmmaking movement centered around UCLA, where a number of Black filmmakers, including Julie Dash (Daughters of the Dust), helped revitalize independent cinema. The following description comes from Jan-Christopher Horak, director of the UCLA Film & Television archive: "Subjected to Jim Crow laws and an overtly racist white population that still sees Blacks as property, an African American family in the South sends its sons away to a better life. Visualizing the migration of African Americans from the rural South to the urban, industrial North in sepia tones, director Iverson White's period film captures the atmosphere of early 20th century America." Warning: "Dark Exodus" contains disturbing images.
Please Note: Tickets to this Afterwords discussion are free. Tickets will be available at our box office starting at 12:30pm, Sunday, October 15. No more than four free tickets will be given to one person. A free ticket guarantees you a seat until 10 minutes before showtime and not after. If all tickets have been distributed and there are open seats at 10 till, we will start seating the theater from the waiting list (queue). Ticket holders will continue to be admitted at this time if seats are available. This policy allows us to start on time and give the audience a distraction-free experience.
Note: Whose Streets? will not screen before this Afterwords.
L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema is a project by UCLA Film & Television Archive developed as part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980.
AFTERWORDS is supported by the Columbia Office of Cultural Affairs.