On Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7 pm, the BFC/A and the IU African Studies Program are thrilled to present the new restoration of Djibril Diop Mambéty's HYENAS courtesy of Metrograph Pictures. Hosted by the iu libraries moving image archive: FREE tickets https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqO9FFwIAGA SHORT SYNOPSIS The village of Colobane, devastated by drought and unemployment, sees sudden … Continue reading HYENAS (1992) Restoration: Free Screening 11/6 || About the Filmmakers
11/4 @ 7pm | IU Cinema11/6 @ 7pm | IULMIA11/8 @ 7pm | IU CinemaJUMP TO: Do the Right Thing ⇣ || Hyenas ⇣ || Babylon ⇣ DO THE RIGHT THING (Dir. Spike Lee) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ny631yQ-DM Mon, Nov 4 at 7 pm | IU Cinema | $4 tickets30th Anniversary Screening / New 4K Restoration It's the height of … Continue reading COMING SOON || Nov. 4-8: Djibril Diop Mabéty’s Hyenas RESTORED, and more!
In this guest post, past BFC/A Programming Assistant Saul Kutnicki reflects on (Re)Focus: Black America 2018, our exhibit, film and discussion program, which took place October 24, 2018 in the IU Libraries Screening Room. Funded by a grant from Indiana Humanities in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities, the event brought together IU … Continue reading (AFTER)FOCUS: Black America 1968, 2018
Meet Dorothy Berry, the Black Film Center/Archive’s 2015-2016 Graduate Assistant. In addition to completing her graduate studies (Masters of Arts in Ethnomusicology and Master of Library Science with an Archives Focus), Berry has played an important role in contributing to the success of the BFC/A’s year-round programming opportunities, including as programmer of the Fall … Continue reading An Interview With Dorothy Berry
1979, IU Bicentennial, D. W. Griffith
With a filmography spanning over forty years, Senegal’s Ousmane Sembène (1923-2007) earned international renown as a revolutionary artist and as the “Father of African Cinema” for his indigenized filmmaking practice. Sembène eschewed Western languages and narrative style for a new cinematic aesthetic drawing from African storytelling traditions, performed in African languages (Wolof, Diola, Bambara), and … Continue reading SEMBENE! directors Samba Gadjigo and Jason Silverman visit Indiana University, Oct. 19-20
In the field of moving image archiving, lost films are not uncommon. This issue is especially pervasive in Black cinematographic culture due to the difficulties in accessing cameras, films, and archives to preserve the work created by filmmakers. These films, created by and about Black people of color, represent the history experienced through the eyes … Continue reading A Sense of Ourselves: Filming Black Authors and the Burnham Ware Collection