May – The TakeOver – Hayti Film Next Level
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This month, Hayti Film Next Level series presents two organizations on the leading edge of Black filmmaking. On Friday, May 13th @ 7pm, we present Afro + Projection LAB’s latest curated program of Black Experimental Cinema. And then on Saturday, May 14th, Black Film Space offers up one of its signature screenwriting workshops.
Afro + Projection LAB
Founded by Devon “Vonnie Quest” Smith, Afro + Projection LAB is an interdisciplinary art program that teaches, engages in, and presents Black Experimental Cinema. Future Film/Video Residency. This month, we present a curated program along with a special talkback with Vonnie Quest.
The Afro+Projection Lab presents Stewarding Cinematic Spaces of Care. These videos engage with questions that arise at the convergence of archival practices, gestures of care, and the moving image. Stewarding Cinematic Spaces of Care uses Gil Z. Hochberg’s, archival imagination as a thematic link between the five films in the program. Each filmmaker not only engages with the archive(s), but reimagines its function for alternative futures.
Jasmine Best – A Wilmington Doll
Tatiana Garnett – These Hands Lay Open
Cydnii Wilde Harris – Cotton
Amir George – Optimum Continuum
Vonnie Quest – Remnants of A Room
Black Film Space
Black Film Space is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization committed to building a community of filmmakers from the African Descent through skill enhancing and networking events. We are a collective of directors, screenwriters, producers, cinematographers, actors and other media makers that want to develop genuine connections and grow with fellow Black creatives.
During this Zoom meeting, we will read one 10 to 15-page script and offer constructive feedback in an open forum setting. Script submissions are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. You must RSVP before we can confirm that your script will be read.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org to have your script read after you RSVP.
Hayti Film Next Level – November 2021 Films
Hayti Film Next Level offers films that both speak to our community and promotes new and established talent. The Legend of Doon Ra, Tora Mkandawire Marten’s Martha & Niki, and Alexandre Rockwell’s Sweet Thing will be presented on the second weekend of November 2021. Screenings will take place in the Performance Hall at the Hayti Heritage Center, located at 804 Old Fayetteville Street Durham NC 27707. While Sweet Thing and The Legend of Doon Ra are available both in-person and online, Martha & Nikiwill screen in-person only. Registrations are open for November offerings at haytifilmnextlevelnovember.eventive.org.
To minimize exposure to COVID-19 for patrons, artists, staff, and volunteers, the Hayti Heritage Center will be requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 48-hours of the screening. Wearing face masks covering the nose and mouth as well as social distancing are required. The Hayti Heritage Center undergoes increased cleaning procedures before and after all performances, events, and activities.
In 2010 Martha Nabwire and Niki Tsappos took part in the biggest international Street Dance Competition, Juste Debout in Paris. It was the first time ever two women became World Champions in Hip Hop. This documentary film depicts their love of dance, each other and about friendship put to the test. http://www.marthaniki.com
Sweet Thing is a soulful, uplifting, but also heartbreaking look at race and poverty’s impact on childhood. This fictional story revolves around two siblings and their struggle to find solid ground in the homes of their alcoholic father and negligent mother. https://www.sweetthingmovie.net
In The Legend of Doon Ra, a lone Zobrak in a dangerous galaxy must make a choice that will determine his fate forever.