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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Black/African-American Films (List)


 Afro-American Cinema
(1900 - Present)

At DAARAC, we describe Black Cinema as films that feature an all-black cast, an Afro American actor that has a substantial role in a movie, or the theme of the film centered around Afro Americans. 

You will notice comprehensive lists of films and eras that represent Afro American cinema. These films are not made in the United States exclusively. We define the timeline for the evolution of Afro American cinema as Vintage Black Hollywood (1900-1954)the Race Film Era (1915 - 1955)the Civil Rights Era (1956 - 1969)the Blaxploitation Era (1967 - 1980),and the Contemporary (Modern) Era (1980 - present). The era names come from a particular time and culture of Aro Americans. All these eras fall under the umbrella of Afro American Cinema, and within the periods exists additional genres. For example, the Contemporary Era is a mash-up of diverse styles of Afro American Cinema. Still, Spike Lee's pioneering style of film making introduced the New Jack Cinema genre of Afro American Cinema.

The following list provided below does not include films from the Vintage Black Hollywood FilmsRace FilmsCivil Rights EraBlaxploitation, and TV Movies


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Visit the Museum of Black Cult Cinema for additional information and digital media.