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View Sacha Jenkins in Conversation with Dyana Williams

Sacha Jenkins in Conversation with Dyana Williams

Virtual eventLivestream
Sacha Jenkins is a cutting edge visual artist, curator, writer, filmmaker and most recently director of Bitchin’: the Sound and Fury of Rick James. Dyana Williams is a beloved broadcast and print journalist and music industry expert. Tune into this conversation between two multifaceted chroniclers of jazz, soul, funk, and hip hop as they discuss their experiences coming of age in New York and Philadelphia Black arts scenes, Rick James' cultural significance, and witnessing and influencing the evolution of American music, fashion, style and cultural iconography.
View Shorts: Frontier
Short Documentary

Shorts: Frontier

From Digital Divide to Digital Equity, The Silent Protest: 1929 Jerusalem, The War Against Our Schools, Vaka

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Communities leading the charge across time and geography.

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Feature Narrative


In-person eventEakins Oval

12-year-old Beans is on the edge: torn between innocent childhood and delinquent adolescence, and forced to grow up fast to become the tough Mohawk warrior she needs to be during the Indigenous uprising known as The Oka Crisis, which tore Quebec and Canada apart for 78 tense days in the summer of 1990. Trigger Warning: … Continued

Blurry image of Black worshippers at church View Revival! w/ Rashid Zakat, DJ lil' dave, and Oluwafemi

Revival! w/ Rashid Zakat, DJ lil' dave, and Oluwafemi

In-person eventBartram's Garden
Join us on opening night for an outdoor party at the beautiful Bartram's Garden! Revival! is a celebration of the visual and sonic frequencies that are contained within and spill out of Black spiritual and ecstatic experience. The series returns at BlackStar with longtime friends and frequent collaborators DJs Lil’ Dave (illvibe Collective/Eavesdrop), Oluwafemi (Worldtown) and Rashid Zakat taking turns creating live sound mixes over moving image backdrops. Hosted by Queen Jo.
View The Daily Jawn
Morning Show

The Daily Jawn

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Thursday’s episode of The Daily Jawn features interviews with filmmaker Jacqueline Olive, “Carribean Film and Relational Poetics” panelist Jason Fitzroy Jeffers, special guest host D'Lo, plus another Trashterpiece Theater collaboration by the one and only, Perry "Vision" DiVirgilio.
View Faya Dayi
Feature Documentary

Faya Dayi

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Ethiopian legend has it that khat, a stimulant green leaf, was found by Sufi Imams in search of eternity. Inspired by this myth, Faya Dayi takes on a spiritual journey through Harar, weaving a tapestry of intimate stories to offer a window into the dreams of the youth hunted by a repressive regime.
View Meshell Ndegeocello in Conversation with Imani Perry

Meshell Ndegeocello in Conversation with Imani Perry

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Join these two cutting edge cultural workers as they center Meshell’s virtuosic work as a recording artist and composer, consider the costs and pleasures of being interdisciplinary artists and thinkers, and the political imperatives of creative expression.