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Cincinnati Film Society presents Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People

June 12, 2015 - 07:00 pm to 09:15 pm

WHERE:
Fath Auditorium

Free film and artist talk.

 

Cincinnati Film Society presents

Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People sponsored by FotoFocus

 

Venue sponsor: Cincinnati Art Museum in the Fath Auditorium.

 

Artist talk immediately following with Director Thomas Allen Harris & Producer Deborah Willis.

 

This film has a local Cincinnati connection with the 19th century photographer James Presley Ball. Ball, worked in Cincinnati for 25 years, both before and after the Civil War.

 

 

THROUGH A LENS DARKLY: BLACK PHOTOGRAPHERS AND THE EMERGENCE OF A PEOPLE is a documentary about how African American communities have used the camera as a tool for social change from the invention of photography to the present. This epic tale poetically moves between the present and the past, through contemporary photographers and artists whose images and stories seek to reconcile legacies of pride and shame while giving voice to images long suppressed, forgotten, and hidden from sight.

 

Sundance Film Festival, January 2014 - World Premiere

 

Santa Barbara International Film Festival, February 2014 -

 

West Coast/California Premiere *Social Justice Award for Documentary Film*

 

Pan African Film Festival, February 2014 - *Festival Programmer's Award - Documentary*

 

Berlin International Film Festival, February 2014 - International Premiere *TEDDY Nomination*

 

Documentary Fortnight 2014: MoMA's International Festival of Nonfiction Film, February 2014 - New York Premiere

 

 

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