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African and African-American Studies

Films and Videos

African-American Studies Film Resources
From Moffitt Library Media Resource Center, UC Berkeley. (Check Belk Library catalog for titles).

Black Film Center/Archive—Indiana University
The Black Film Center/Archive was established in 1981 as a repository of films and related materials by and about African Americans. Included are films which have substantial participation by African Americans as writers, actors, producers, directors, musicians, and consultants, as well as those which depict some aspect of black experience.

California Newsreel
Descriptive list of available educational videos on African and African American Studies. Topics include history, race relations and diversity training, African cinema, media and society, labor studies, campus life and more. The University at Albany Libraries owns many of these videos.

Hollywood Black Film Festival
The Hollywood Black Film Festival is an annual 6-day celebration of black cinema drawing together established filmmakers, popular film and TV stars, writers, directors, industry executives, emerging artists and new audiences from Southern California and around the world. Attracting stars and industry insiders the festival has become an annual mecca for the Black Hollywood creative community.

International Jamerican Film and Music Festival
The Jamerican Film & Music Festival is the place to showcase artistic achievement, market products, foster relationships, discuss the future of the industry, as well as learn and teach through seminars, exhibitions and conversation. This four-day film and music festival attracts a diverse international crowd of festival participants and offers the opportunity to discover beautiful Jamaica.

Midnight Ramble
Midnight Ramble concerns Black Hollywood from the period just after World War I through the 1940s. It considers everything from the low budget, independent Race movies of Oscar Micheaux to major studio productions. It’s a tribute to a very misunderstood, and mysterious film genre that lasted for over forty years.

Pan African Film and Arts Festival
Centered around the largest and most prestigious Black film festival in North America, each year PAFF screens over 150 films from the U.S., Africa, the Caribbean, South America, the South Pacific, Europe and Canada, made by or about people of African descent. PAFF also includes a section of international films from the developing world. In addition to the films, PAFF hosts over 100 fine artists and unique craftspeople whose works highlight the beauty of the African aesthetic. Showcased art includes visual art, sculpture, photography, unique handmade crafts, home furnishings, designer jewelry, textiles, designer fashions and accessories.