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Short African American Film Festival

Title:Short African American Film Festival
Date & Time:Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
201 S. Washington St.
Event Details:The Alexandria Black History Museum is pleased to bring you a short film festival featuring the work of two award winning studios in Washington, DC and Richmond, Virginia. These directors highlight the stories of notable African American figures, demonstrating that African American history is America’s history.

The first two films are presented by Robin Hamilton who wrote and produced This Little Light of Mine: The Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer about Civil Rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, and Dignity and Defiance: A Portrait of Mary Church Terrell about the 19th century crusader against racial injustice. The second film also highlights the need to preserve Terrell’s former home in Washington, DC, which is at risk of demolition due its dilapidated state.

Documentary filmmakers Hannay Ayers and Lance Warren are also presenting two films. An Outrage, released in 2017, discusses lynching in the American South. Their second film, The Hail-Storm: John Dabney in Virginia, highlights the forgotten story of a celebrated 19th century African American restauranteur in Richmond.
Contact Phone No.:703.746.4356
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Black History Museum, Film, Lyceum, Museums, Old Town

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