Out In The Night & Encounter at Kwacha House - Halifax
Celebrating Black History Month in partnership with the Carleton GSA, we are happy to present the award winning film Out in the Night along with two National Film Board shorts Encounter at Kwacha House & Black Soul.
Out In The Night
Blair Dorosh-walther / United States / 2014 / 75 ' / English
This doc looks at the case of four black lesbians who were unfairly convicted of assault in a case of self-defense against a violent homophobic attacker.
Out in the Night is a documentary that tells the story of a group of young friends, African American lesbians who are out, one hot August night in 2006, in the gay friendly neighborhood of New York City. They are all in their late teens and early twenties and come from a low-income neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey. Two of the women are the focus – gender non-conforming Renata Hill, a single mother with a soft heart and keen sense of humor, and petite femme Patreese Johnson, a shy and tender poet.
Encounter at Kwacha House - Halifax
Rex Tasker / Canada / 1967 / 17 ' / English
Youths discuss issues of racial discrimination at an interracial club in Halifax.
This short film presents a lively discussion between black and white youths at the interracial club in Halifax, touching on racial discrimination in employment, housing, education and interpersonal relations.
Martine Chartrand / Canada / 2000 / 10 ' / English
Martine Chartrand’s animated short dives into the heart of Black culture with an exhilarating trip though history.
Watch as a young boy traces his roots through the stories his grandmother shares with him about the events that shaped their cultural heritage.