Indiana Black Expo Film Festival – this weekend

This weekend the Indiana Black Expo Film Festival is coming to the Indianapolis Museum of Art.  This year’s festival is part of the 41st Annual Indiana Black Expo.

First-time director Sultan Sharrief’s film, Bilal’s Stand, which premiered at Sundance in 2010, is a must-see.  It will be showing on Saturday afternoon, and Sharrief is scheduled to attend the screening.  Check out the trailer HERE.

Schedule & descriptions below (from the IMA):

Saturday, July 9

12 pm – Maafa21: 21st Century Genocide (2 hours, 19 mins., dir. Mark Crutcher) Documentary about the long-term political agenda adopted to maintain an elite status quo.

2:25 pm – Zero Currency (10 mins., dir. Brad Barber) Documentary short challenging us to give up money and examine how it affects our true nature.

2:35 pm – Walk of Redemption (53 mins., dirs. Jason North and Tim Sutherland) Documentary on inspiring story of reformed Bahamas gang leader and his influence on gang violence.

3:35 pm – Wounded Healers (39 mins., dirs. Mark Stendal). Short documentary of extraordinary personal accounts of Rwanda’s genocide survivors facing the killers

4:15 pm – Bilal’s Stand (86 mins., dir. Sultan Sharrief) Dramatic feature on a Muslim high school senior’s struggle to pursue his chance for a scholarship and social mobility.

Sunday, July 10

1 pm – For Once in My Life (89 mins, dirs. Jim Gigham and Mark Moormann) Documentary about special needs adults who dream to make music.

2:40 pm – Boom Squad: A Beat in the Street (32 mins., dir. Jane Owen). Documentary short featuring Evansville, Indiana at-risk students discovering hope.

3:20 pm – Wounded Healers (39 min., dirs. Mark Stendal). Short documentary of extraordinary personal accounts of Rwanda’s genocide survivors facing the killers.

4 pm – Zero Currency (10 mins., dir. Brad Barber) Documentary short challenging us to give up money and examine how it affects our true nature.

4:10 pm – The Wayman Tisdale Story (78 mins., dir. Brian Schodorf) Documentary on the life and battle with cancer of the late NCAA Hall of Famer, NBA star, Indiana Pacers’ center and power forward, and renowned jazz musician Wayman Tisdale.

About BFC/A

The Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University was established in 1981 as the first archival repository dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making available historically and culturally significant films by and about black people. The BFC/A's primary objectives are to promote scholarship on black film and to serve as an open resource for scholars, researchers, students, and the general public; to encourage creative film activity by independent black filmmakers; and to undertake and support research on the history, impact, theory, and aesthetics of black film traditions. View all posts by BFC/A

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