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Saturday, August 28 • 5:10pm - 6:40pm
Black Lens Documentary Shorts

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Directed by AJ Wilhelm
11.5 minutes • USA
Documentary, Black Lens
Gifted as a teenager, Jérôme “Junior” Simeon was recruited by top Haitian roots music group “Racine Mapou de Azor” and spent 20 years touring the world. When the lead singer of his band dies unexpectedly, Junior’s high-profile career comes to a shocking halt and he suddenly faces an uncertain future for himself and his legacy.

In These Times
Directed by Remington Smith
3 minutes • USA
Documentary, Black Lens
Shot on 16mm and digital cameras in the summer of 2020, this dialogue-free short doc reveals the personal and public experiences of Louisville, KY's battle with the coronavirus and police brutality in the wake of Breonna Taylor's killing by the LMPD.

Directed by Yogi Dada
14.5 minutes • USA
Documentary, Black Lens, Alabama
Stunned by the silence of Covid-19, this documentary explores the creation of a black and white series of art that tells the story of a black girl growing up in upstate New York who fancied herself to be an artist one day.

October 27, 2020
Directed by Hannah Price
16 minutes • USA
Documentary, Black Lens
Oct, 27, 2020, was the second night of protests in Philadelphia over the killing of Walter Wallace Jr., who had a bipolar episode and was shot by police.

Seeing Sounds
Directed by Jason R.A. Foster
3.5 minutes • USA
Documentary, Alabama, Black Lens
Mr. Henry has been working in the same parking lot since 1959. Seeing Sounds takes a peek inside his world through an interview, portraiture and environmental still film photography, and Super 8 film footage.

Saving Grace
Directed by Malcolm Cammeron
11 minutes • USA
Documentary, Alabama, Black Lens, Student
This film is a glimpse into the life of Chari Bostick and her efforts to promote and preserve African American history in Gadsden, Alabama by reclaiming an historic black cemetery.

Out of the Dark: Raven
Directed by Sarah Klein & Tom Mason
9 minutes • USA
Documentary, Black Lens
Olympic shot putter Raven Saunders shares her childhood trauma, the intensity of her 2016 Olympic experience, and the pitfalls of being a celebrity that all challenged her mental health. Aftwards, she found the strength she never knew she had and became a leading advocate for mental health dialogue among athletes.

End of Slavery
Directed by Loki Mulholland
21 Minutes • USA
Documentary, Black Lens
The first Black female elected to a state office in Utah and her fight to strip the language of slavery from the Utah state constitution.

Saturday August 28, 2021 5:10pm - 6:40pm CDT
Birmingham Museum of Art