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 Black Cinema. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Black Cinema. Show all posts

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Conrack (1974)



















































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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.

Friday, November 27, 2020

Rooftops (1989)











































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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.