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 1981. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1981. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice (1981, TV Movie)














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Storyline
Othello, a Moorish general in the service of the Venetian state, is disdained for his race but valued for his military skills. He weds Desdemona in a mixed-race marriage that offends her father. Jealous of Othello's triumphs and high-standing, and suspicious that his commander may once have bedded his own wife, Othello's lieutenant Iago plots to sabotage Othello's career and marriage. He plants in Othello's mind the suspicion that Desdemona is unfaithful and provides false evidence of that infidelity. Though noble and initially trusting, Othello is led into a jealous rage that proves tragic for all involved. 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Grambling's White Tiger (1981, TV Movie)



















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Storyline
In 1968, talented quarterback Jim Gregory jumps at the chance to enroll at the legendary school that's a sure ticket to the pros. Grambling's coach, Eddie Robinson, know that this reverse integration will strengthen his team, even though it will mean a test of wills on the field and off. Befriended only by Charles "Tank" Smith, Gregory learns firsthand about the perils of prejudice. Then, on the day of the crucial championship playoff, Gregory gets a chance to make his mark and wins his fellow student's respect. 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Kung Fu Exectuioner [a.k.a. Black Jim Va Tout Casser] (1981)




























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Storyline
Drug traffickers and smugglers on the scene in 1920s Shanghai. Among them, the Japanese Shima Gawa and Chan Yim Hung, the Queen of the players. Together, they plan to expand their business connections to force the underworld to its' knee. The smuggling of opium to fill the coffers of the syndicate. However, they need to enforce their plan to the employees of the old Li Tsu Nam who controls the ports around. Since the old man is not to impressed with wealth and the little advantages the offer provides, he refuses to agree to the plans. He signs his death sentence with that decision. On the bill of the syndicate, however, lacks an important factor: Li Kuen Kong, nephew of the old Tsu Nam. The karate master gets together with his friend, the giant Donny (Carl Scott, Sun Dragon, Soul Brothers of Kung Fu), on the way to avenge the death of his uncle....

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