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 1989. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1989. Show all posts

Friday, November 27, 2020

Rooftops (1989)

This is the story of a young man named T, a misunderstood loner who has escaped the heartless streets of New York's Lower East Side to make a life for himself on the rooftops of banded tenement buildings. T and the other homeless kids live by their wits at an empty lot they call the Garden of Eden. In his rock n' roll paradise, T encounters the alluring Elana. They are immediately attracted to each other, and their passion soon grows into an explosive love affair. Unexpectedly, T discovers that Elana is connected with a ruthless street gang of killers. When he confronts her with the truth, T is suddenly caught up in a deadly, heart-pounding struggle.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Runaway (1989, TV Movie)

"Just worry about yourself." Aremis' embittered aunt tells him when he volunteers to help out handicapped kids. But Aremis is about to learn firsthand the importance of people helping each other. "They think I did it," he whispers after a gang attack leads to the death of his handicapped friend. With the police in pursuit, he slips down into the New York's subway system to hide. He quickly learns that the harsh world of the homeless is a dangerous and lonely place for a young boy and that he can't survive without the kindness of others.