The mission of The Department of Afro-American Research Arts and Culture to identify the global significance of the creative contributions pioneered by an international diaspora of Blackness
The Department of Afro American Research, Arts, and Culture's Archive is a subdivision of DAARAC that digitally preserves Afro American films. On this website, you may browse our archive that consists of film posters, screenshots, and movie synopsis. All information provided here is for research and reference purposes. We do not host full-length films on this website.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Ride (1998)










































Starring:

When Leta Evans (Melissa De Sousa), who has dreamed for years of being a music video director, becomes an assistant to a famous director, she wants to make a good impression. Her first job will be transporting the cast of a video from New York to Miami. However, due to a tight budget, they will have to travel by bus. The strict Poppa (Malik Yoba) watches out for the crew, but there is still ample opportunity for trouble -- which could end Leta's directing career before it begins.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Our Song (2001)




















































Starring:
Follows three friends, Lanisha (Kerry Washington), Maria (Melissa Martinez), and Joycelyn (Anna Simpson), best friends and members of their school's marching band, through the hot streets of Crown Heights, Brooklyn. During the closing weeks of summer, the small moments and dramas that mean nothing and everything to a young girl navigating her way into adulthood start to accumulate. And the girls and their friendships change forever.