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 1970s. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1970s. Show all posts

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Right on! (1970)




























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America's cities were caught up in a whirlwind of social protest, turmoil, and change. And on the hot streets of New York, a trio of young black performers, THE ORIGINAL LAST POETS, were creating a hip new form of guerilla poetry woven of soul, jazz, the blues, and gospel. Plus, something new all their own. 

Words syncopated and comic, crackling and potent, set to the very beat of the streets, the works of the Poets, Gylan Kain, Felip Luciano, and David Nelson, are today being credited as the tap-root of Rap. 

RIGHT ON!, the single film of the 60's to have captured the visionary brilliance of their work brings it all forward, from its award-winning bow at the Cannes Film Festival to the video audience of the '90s. Set on the streets, rooftops, and back-alleys of the Lower East Side, the film presents The Original Last Poets in the full range of performance from whiplash satire and power to tenderness and affirmation.

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Conrack (1974)



















































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Storyline
In this uplifting drama based on the memoir "The Water is Wide," Pat Conroy (Jon Voight) accepts a teaching position on an isolated island in South Carolina. There he finds a class of black students who are illiterate and want simple personal hygiene. Conroy contradicts the lax institutional standards and exposes his students to a wide range of topics. Still, those in power do not take kindly to his efforts to overturn their racist policies.