Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers And The Emergence Of A People (2014), a documentary exploring how Afro-American communities have used the camera as a tool for social change, will screen tonight, July 8, at the 2015 Newark Black Film Festival .
Created by filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris and art historian Deborah Willis , the film captures an epic journey from the invention of photography to the present.
It features images and stories of contemporary photographers and artists who seek to reconcile legacies of pride and shame, and a rich legacy of images long suppressed, forgotten, or hidden from sight is given voice.
Throughout, the film shows how photography has powerfully affected the lives of black Americans.
The film made its TV premiere on PBS’ Independent Lens series in February.
Hosted by Richard Wesley, the NBFF screening will include a Q&A with director Thomas Allen Harris and Deborah Willis. Watch an extended trailer for Through A Lens Darkly and see event details below.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
49 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
FREE (First come, first serve + limited seating)