By Eva Weber
Join NAAM as we continue our Black and Abroad programming with our AfroPop Film Series in collaboration with the National Black Programming Consortium. We are excited to host our second screening from the series, two different short films, Black Out by Eva Weber and Pangaea by Olivia Peace.
Every day during exam season, as the sun sets over Conakry, Guinea, hundreds of school children begin a nightly pilgrimage to the airport, petrol stations and wealthy parts of the city, searching for light. The evocative documentary, Black Out, tells the story of these children’s inspiring struggle for education in the face of the country’s own fight for change.
By Olivia Peace
Pangaea tells the story of a young girl, trapped on the roof of her house during the days following the landfall of Hurricane Katrina. The film aims to comment on the lives of the children whose lives were drastically changed by the aftermath of the hurricane and the flooding that followed it, as well as on the role of those who experienced the events on television from the safety of their own living rooms. Pangaea was shot by a group of Northwestern University students over the course of a week in New Orleans, LA.
NAAM Black and Abroad: AfroPoP Film Series
The AfroPop film series is part of our Black and Abroad programming that highlights the stories of African Americans living, traveling, schooling and working abroad. The film series will take place every first Thursday from July through November, 2017.
The film series is brought to you in collaboration between the Northwest African American Museum and The National Black Programming Consortium and is aligned with the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
“The views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this NAAM Black and Abroad: AfroPop Film Series do not necessarily represent those of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.”