Paulin Soumanou Vieyra (January 31, 1925 – November 4, 1987). Special thanks to Cathy Chamorey who took this brilliant photograph of Vieyra in Paris in the editing room where Paulin was working on his feature : En résidence surveillée in 1980. Used courtesy Stéphane Vieyra. Call for papers, Black Camera close-up Paulin S. Vieyra, a Post-Colonial figure IU's Black Film Center/Archive … Continue reading Call for papers, Black Camera close-up: Paulin S. Vieyra, a Post-Colonial figure
Guest post! Essence London, Indiana University Alumna and a past editor-in-chief of the Indiana Review, a non-profit literary magazine dedicated to showcasing the talents of emerging and established writers, offers her thoughts on Jessie Maple's books How to Become a Union Camerawoman—Film, Video-Tape and The Maple Crew, published in 2019. Finding Mentorship in the Writings … Continue reading ESSAY: Finding Mentorship in the Writings of Jessie Maple || Screening Twice as Nice | Tonight 1/30 6:15PM | LI 048 | Maple in person
The BFC/A (Black Film Center/Archive) is hiring an Associate Director. We enjoy critical collaborations with IU Cinema, the Grunwald Gallery, the African Studies Program among many great IU and community organizations.
Paulin Vieyra 7-DVD Box Set Available from African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF). This set includes Paulin Vieyra classics: Afrique sur Seine, Birago Diop, Môl, L’Envers du Décor – Ousmane Sembène: The Making of Ceddo, A Nation is Born, Lamb and Iba N’Diaye and a catalog of detailed history, timelines, highlights, testimonials and more.
Filmmaker and friend of the BFC/A Christopher Harris has been featured in several recent publications as his experimental work continues to make waves around the world. Harris visited Bloomington in 2016 for a screening of his films at The Bishop presented by the BFC/A and Spirit of '68 Promotions. The program was part of our … Continue reading Filmmaker Christopher Harris and BFC/A Director Terri Francis: an ongoing conversation
Guest post by Audrey Hood, BFCA Archival Assistant The BFC/A recently hosted a two-day workshop on Paulin S. Vieyra, the renowned pioneer of post-colonial African film. Paulin’s son and president of PSVFilms, Stéphane Vieyra, spent the week at IU touring repositories, visiting classes, and participating in the workshop. During the preparation for the workshop, my … Continue reading BFC/A’s Archival Assistant Audrey Hood reflects on creating a Paulin Vieyra Pop-up Exhibit for our September 5-6 Workshop
What is now the apparel company tees-en-scène originated as a 2017 Kickstarter campaign by Colin Stacy with the intention of creating and distributing a "Written and Directed by Elaine May" T-Shirt. Stacy got the idea for the project after spontaneously meeting filmmaker Steven Soderbergh at an event in Plano, TX and noticing his shirt - … Continue reading “Let me make up the pictures” | Apparel company tees-en-scène honors Cheryl Dunye with T-Shirt design and print collaboration with BFC/A Director Dr. Terri Francis
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!
We Tell: 50 Years of Participatory Community Media The We Tell: 50 Years of Participatory Community Media series is part of a national, traveling exhibition focused on place-based documentaries that situate their collaborative practice in specific locales, communities, and a need for social change. Comprised of six thematic programs that probe salient topics (body publics, … Continue reading We Tell: 50 Years of Participatory Community Media || First Screening: Body Publics 10/21 at 7PM, IU Cinema