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BHFF Goes Virtual in November Due to COVID-19

The Black Harvest Film Festival, hosted by the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, should be starting in August. But, due to COVID-19, the festival will be virtual from November 6 through November 30. The festival, annual since 1994, recognizes independent films of international Black cultures. Director of Programming and cofounder of BHFF Barbara Scharres […]

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Chevolution tells an incomplete story of an iconic photo

We’ve all seen the Che photo that half of our high school classmates wore on their shirts, but not many of us know the artistic and political history of this iconic image. Documentarian Trisha Ziff illuminates the story of how a casual photo became an international symbol of revolution. (GPG: 4/5) Review by Contributing Editor […]

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The Vow From Hiroshima tells a global story from the first person

The horrors of Hiroshima come to life from the first person in eyewitness testimony from a survivor, along with the discoveries of a filmmaker trying to uncover her family’s history with the disaster. Mitchie Takeuchi goes on a journey with us in this documentary, while forging a strong bond with international nuclear disarmament activist and […]

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Anna Waterhouse depicts white people getting uncomfortable about race

A testament to what white writers can do to raise awareness of anti-racism issues lies in Anna Waterhouse’s recent work on Seberg and Race. These films are aware both of the urgency of these issues, and the often uncomfortable conversations that need to happen in order for change to be made. Seberg and Race were […]

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Elisa Shoenberger presents a revelatory analysis of Cuban Posters from her personal collection

I went to an art exhibit last week. How did I do that, you may ask, when the coronavirus is still spreading and New York is only up to outdoor dining in the reopening process? Atlas Obscura hosted a talk on Zoom about Cuban Propaganda Art, featuring posters from the wide collection owned by guest […]

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Jenny Eagan brings looks and depth to characters through costumes

Jenny Eagan is costume designer who started out her career by studying Fashion Merchandising in the University of Missouri. She has been nominated for several noteworthy awards.

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