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 Lazio. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lazio. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Sistemo l'America e torno [a.k.a. Black Is Beautiful] (1974)

























Starring:



The film is primarily in Italian with English in various parts of the film. I done my best to translate the storyline of the film. The film offers an interesting perspective on Blaxploitation as this film was not made for American release, but filmed in urban areas across the United States while showing the political fight for African-American rights and justice. 

Storyline
John Bonfiglio (Paolo Villaggio) was sent to attend to some business in the United States by his employer, a wealthy industrialist from Busto Arsizio. Already located there, John is also in charge of hiring a promising American basketball player of color, Ben Ferguson (Sterling St. Jacques, the son of famed blaxploitation actor Raymond St. Jacques) for the Corporate basketball team, which is in need of a player that makes them invincible. Ferguson is immediately available, but before leaving for Italy, he forces Bonfiglio to accompany him on a tour across the United States to settle some personal matters. During the journey, John discovers that the basketball champion actually has not only the interest of the sport, but also politics...

Monday, July 23, 2012

The Arena (1974)













Starring:
  • Margaret Markov
  • Pam Grier
  • Lucretia Love

IMDB.com
Two thousand years ago, the people of Rome are so blasée, so used to violence, that entertaining them becomes a political problem. Someone suggests, after a hectic girl fight in a kitchen between a Nubian and a Viking slave, as a joke, that they should fight in the arena, instead of male gladiators. The idea is approved, though - and a female "Spartacus" theme follows.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Black Emanuelle 2 [a.k.a. The New Black Emanuelle] (1976)
















Starring:



Storyline
International cover girl, Emanuelle Richmond Morgan, is in a clinic near Manhattan suffering memory loss. Her physician, Paul, a Freudian, pays her special attention, making his wife jealous. He interviews Emanuelle daily, asking her to record memories on tape. He interviews a photographer with whom she worked, her father, and her husband, from whom she's been separated two years. Her memories of each of them differ sharply from their own. In flashbacks we see both versions. Gradually her memories clear as she parties with another patient, Paul's niece Sharon. Besides Emanuelle's memory block, is everyone else telling the truth? Can Paul help her remember and heal?