As part of Black History Month
Fade to Black is back with a diversified comprehensive program that combines cinema, discussions and more ...
for a great celebration of Black History Month!!!
IMPORTANCE AND CONTRIBUTION
OF BLACK WOMEN IN QUEBEC SOCIETY
Thursday, February 25, 2016 – 5PM
Salle Jean Despres (CBC Building)
Fade to Black is happy to present a movie-discussion about the revolutionary African-American group. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the film director Stanley Nelson via Skype.
Saturday, February 27, 2016 – 7PM - $15 in advance ($20 at the door)
D.B CLARKE THEATRE (Concordia University)
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd W, Montreal (QC), H3G 1M8
Stanley Nelson – USA - 2015 - 116’ – English with French Subtitles
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is the first feature-length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when the movement derailed.
Master documentarian Stanley Nelson goes straight to the source, weaving a treasure trove of rare archival footage with the voices of the people who were there: police, FBI informants, journalists, white supporters and detractors, and the Black Panthers who remained loyal to the party and those who left it. Featuring Kathleen Cleaver, Jamal Joseph, and many others, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is an essential history and a vibrant chronicle of this pivotal movement that birthed a new revolutionary culture in America.
Stanley Nelson is an Emmy-Award winning documentary filmmaker, MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, and member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and sciences. He was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama in August 2014. Nelson has directed and produced numerous acclaimed films, including Freedom Summer, Freedom Riders and The Murder of Emmett Till.
Q&A with director via Skype
To commemorate 100th anniversary of Women's Suffrage in Canada, at a time when diversity, immigration and integration are hot button issues, Fade to Black debates the role and contribution of black women in today's society, giving voice to women who achieved, each in their own way.
Thursday, February 25, 2016 – 5PM – Free admission
Salle Jean Despres (CBC Building)
1400 René-Lévesque Blvd E, Montreal (QC), H2L 2M2
In collaboration with:
Through four major themes, these successful black women will discuss their integration experiences; the difficulties encountered; overcoming obstacles and forging ahead; making an impact in the community... How to rid society of such challenges as prejudice, taboos and the stereotypes that plague black communities and newcomers. Their talks will conclude with their own ideas as to how to bring people together.
Presented by TD, FADE TO BLACK is a multidisciplinary program that celebrates the Black History Month through movies, music and dance, in collaboration with the Montreal International Black Film Festival. Fade to Black's theme: "Getting to Know each other better is the best way to avoid misunderstandings".
Created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, a non-profit artistic organisation dedicated to promoting Cinema, Art and Culture here and abroad, FADE TO BLACK helps to remember the past, understand the present and better prepare the future through films, music, dance and so much more.
Wihtout them, the festival wouldn't be the same..