South Dallas Cultural Center presents 2017 Annual Black Women’s Film Festival
In celebration of Black Women’s Month, the South Dallas Cultural Center presents the 2017 Annual Black Women’s Film Festival. This weeklong festival features two nights of public screenings, community outreach screening and film workshops for middle school girls. This year’s filmmakers in residence are Chanelle Aponte Pearson and Ryann M. Holmes.
Public Screening Films:
March 10 - 7 pm | Black Box Theater
- Daughters of the Dust: (written and directed Juile Dash) At the dawn of the 20th century, a family in the Gullah community of coastal South Carolina, former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors' Yoruba traditions, suffers a generational split. Talkback led by Angela Ards, Assistant Professor of English at Southern Methodist University.
March 10 - 7:30 pm | Studio Theater
The Chanelle Pearson Suite: Short films featuring the work of Chanelle Aponte Pearson.
- So Young So Pretty So White: (produced & co-directed by Chanelle Pearson) is a segment from a feature-length documentary that is currently in development the addresses the global practice of skin bleaching.
- Chef Gaby: decolonizing the kitchen, produced and directed by Chanelle Person, is a short documentary about Gabriela Alvarez, a chef, healer, and activist living and working in Brooklyn.
- Worry No. 473 of 1000 Worries that a Black Person Should Not Have to Worry About: (produced by Chanelle Pearson) is a short film made in collaboration with Blackout for Human Rights.
- Something to Believe: (produced by Chanelle Pearson) is a film that addresses the detachment we all battle, when faced with the world's overwhelming issues.
- Frenel: (produced by Chanelle Pearson) highlights the life and work of a Brooklyn-based milliner.
- 195 Lewis pilot episode: (written, produced and directed by Chanelle Pearson) is your introduction to a group of friends navigating the realities of being Black, queer, and polyamorous in Brooklyn, New York.
- Ryann Holmes: The Work Is Waking Up (produced and directed by Chanelle Pearson) is a short documentary about Ryann Holmes, a community organizer and co-founder of bklyn boihood, a collective of Black and Brown women and transmen working towards reframing and redefining masculinity.
Chanelle Person and Ryann Holmes will be in attendance.
March 11 - 7 pm | Studio Theater
- Free Angela and All Political Prisoners: (written and directed Shola Lynch) is a gripping historic account of the events that catapulted a young University of California philosophy professor into a controversial political icon in the turbulent late 1960s.