Film Series

  • Film Series - 2014 - "Through a Lens Darkly"

  • Updated: Aug. 4th, 2014

ACP's Film Series explores the close connection between photography and film.

On Wednesday, Oct. 22nd, at SCADshow at 7pm, ACP will be partnering with the BronzeLens Film Festival for a screening of the award-winning film, Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People. Through A Lens Darkly is the first documentary (and multimedia outreach project) that explores how African American communities have used the medium of photography to construct political, aesthetic, and cultural representations of themselves and their world. Thomas Allen Harris’s film is a chronicle of the incredible influence images have had in shaping perceptions about race.

The BronzeLens Film Festival is dedicated to bringing national and worldwide attention to Atlanta as a center for film and film production for people of color. The organization showcases films and provides networking opportunities that will develop the next generation of filmmakers.

There will also be a live photo-sharing event in conjunction with this screening. On Saturday, Oct. 25th at Westside Cultural Arts Center from 2-4pm called "Digital Diaspora Family Reunion: 1World1Family. Digital Diaspora Family Reunion engages audiences to discover connections between their own family archives and the film’s historical narrative, thus creating new communal linkages that underlie our common humanity.

Join ACP, our friends from the Bronze Lens Film Festival and Thomas Allen Harris, producer of Through A Lens Darkly at this fun, LIVE event where people share their stories and family photographs, on cellphones or as actual photos, projected on a large screen. This event is open to everyone - regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation.

So bring your family photos and be prepared to laugh, cry, hug, make new friends, discover new insights and generally come away with a very deep appreciation for our connections with each other as fellow travelers on the great journey of life.

Both the screening and workshop are free and open to the public.

(photo credit - Lyle Ashton Harris / Thomas Allen Harris - detail)

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