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 1977. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1977. Show all posts

Friday, December 17, 2021

Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid (1977, TV Movie)














































Starring:
Levar Burton stars in this gripping family drama concerning a sensitive, but a hardened inner-city teenager who is spiritually revitalized after a suicide attempt. He gets a job as an assistant in a veterinarian's office, and working with all the animals begins to affect his outlook on life.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Killer of Sheep (1977)









































Starring:
In Watts, an urban and mostly African-American section of Los Angeles, Stan (Henry Gayle Sanders) spends his days toiling away at a local slaughterhouse. His macabre profession seeps into his personal life as he struggles to keep his family afloat and content. Other life situations also prove to be difficult, since it seems that dark intentions lurk within the people he meets outside his family. The layers of stress cause Stan to question whether a better quality of life is possible.