Join us for our monthly series, The African Diaspora Film Club. Modeled after our African Book Club, we will meet once a month to discuss a film that we have all viewed in advance of the discussion. The conversation will be moderated by Cornelius Moore, co-director of California Newsreel and film series curator at MoAD. We will be choosing a selection of films, some previously screened at MoAD. You may have already seen it, or this may be your first introduction. In either case, join us for a lively discussion of the film.
This month we will be discussing REVOLUTION FROM AFAR (2020, 59 minutes). You will receive instructions to join via zoom after you sign up here. Look for an email from MoAD after you sign up, if you don’t receive it in your inbox, look in your spam or junk mail.
We will not be screening the film. REVOLUTION FROM AFAR is part of the current season of Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange available on PBS and the World Channel. You can access it here. View the film in advance and then join us for the discussion on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 12pm (PDT).
Director Bentley Brown will join us for the discussion.
A feature-length documentary in which Sudanese-American musicians and poets, gathering to perform in the United States, grapple with the idea of belonging to Sudan amid the country's 2019 revolution.
Bentley Brown began making films while growing up in Chad. Working frequently in Arabic and French on the subjects of international migration, third culture identity, and belonging, his past films include OUSTAZ (Berlinale 2016), FIRST FEATURE (IFFRotterdam 2019), and REVOLUTION FROM AFAR (PBS AfroPop 2022). Brown recently completed a PhD in Emergent Technologies and Media Art Practices at the University of Colorado-Boulder.
The African Diaspora Film Club is presented in partnership with Black Public Media
Black Public Media (BPM), formerly known as National Black Programming Consortium develops, produces, funds, and distributes media content about the African American and global Black experience. Our mission is to commit to a fully realized expression of democracy and we accomplish this by supporting diverse voices through training, education, and investment in visionary content makers.
For 40 years, BPM has addressed the needs of unserved and underserved audiences. BPM continues to address historical, contemporary, and systemic challenges that traditionally impede the development and distribution of black stories.