2017 - Year of the Black Woman

The films during the 2017 film festival focused upon films central to the experiences of Black women globally.

Patreese Johnson, Renata Hill and TJ Hill speak about the feature film "Out in the Night"

Filmmaker Emily Eaglin and actor Lyon Beckwith discuss the film "Sweeter."

2016 - Racial and Ethnic Identity

The feature film at the 2016 film festival was "Little White Lie" by filmmaker Lacey Schwartz.

2015 - Celebrating Greatness

The feature film at the 2015 film festival was the classic "Sankofa" by reknowed filmmaker Haile Gerima.

Members of the Africana Studies 211 class (Black Representation in American Film) pose with reknowned filmmaker Haile Gerima (4th from the right) after the screening of the film "Sankofa." Gerima used the journey of the character Mona to show how the African perception of identity included recognizing one’s roots and "returning to one’s source" 

Filmmaker Lacey Schwartz with students after screening.