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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Showing posts with label 1933. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1933. Show all posts

Friday, April 3, 2020

Barber Shop Blues (1933)
















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An elderly barbershop owner wins a sweepstake and uses the winnings to remodel his run-down shop. For in-house entertainment, he hires his musician friends as the jazz orchestra and the four shoeshiners that are skilled tap dancers.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Verdict: Not Guilty (1933)
















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Part religious allegory and part church pageant, it presents the heavenly trial of a woman who has died giving childbirth out of wedlock. The jailer wears a mask death’s head mask and a nun’s habit with a skull and crossbones on the front and God sits on an altar, flanked by angels, while the devil attempts to convict the woman for her sins. 

Saturday, March 3, 2018

I Heard (1933)















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I Heard is a 1933 Pre-Code Fleischer Studios animated short film starring Betty Boop, and featuring Koko the Clown and Bimbo. The cartoon features music by and a special guest appearance from jazz musician Don Redman and his Orchestra. 

Friday, February 16, 2018

Rufus Jones for President (1933)






















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A musical short film about a young African-American boy dreaming about becoming President. Debuting Sammy Davis Jr. in his first film.