Wed. Nov 30th, 2022

FLINT, Mich. (WJRT) – The Flint Institute of Arts is internet hosting the eighth annual African American Movie Sequence starting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

The sequence features a new movie as soon as a month from November by means of February. Communities First Inc. is presenting the free instructional program.

The African American Movie Sequence highlights three documentary function movies curated by African Individuals with an emphasis on the trials and triumphs of the Black neighborhood.

One movie specifically entitled “A Place Known as Need” hits near dwelling for town of Flint.

“One of many causes that I did this documentary is as a result of I do know that the individuals are nonetheless struggling to today,” stated Director Leonard Smith.

His movie supplies an perception on the environmental hazards in New Orleans’ Higher ninth Ward.

Communities First Founder Glen Wilson stated the mission is to bridge the hole from these tales to comparable experiences within the Flint neighborhood.

“What we seen is that there have been all of those different movie festivals — there was a Latin movie pageant, there was a Jewish movie pageant, simply a number of totally different movie festivals — however a neighborhood that’s predominantly Black did not have its personal African American movie sequence,” he stated.

The entire movies featured within the sequence, together with “A Place Known as Need” pays homage to the adversities that deprived communities face.

Very like Flint, Leonard depicts that the neighborhood of Need nonetheless suffers attributable to environmental points, which may have been prevented.

“Flint is rather like the ninth Ward. They’ve the identical points,” he stated. “We discover once more that it is at all times in these poor communities.”

Wilson brings the movie sequence to Flint yearly with one purpose in thoughts as a reminder that regardless of the hurdles that the neighborhood typically faces, town shouldn’t be forgotten.

“This movie actually attracts gentle to that to say you are seen after which us displaying it’s us additionally saying that you simply’re seen and that you simply’re heard,” he stated.

Click on right here for dates and occasions of every African American Movie Sequence presentation.

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