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 New Mexico. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New Mexico. Show all posts

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Catch My Soul (1974)




























This film, starring Richie Havens as Othello and Lance LeGault as Iago, is based on Shakespeare's play, "Othello", which writer Jack Good delivers a unique perspective of the play. "Catch My Soul" implements a religious perspective with Othello as a Preacher and Iago as Satan. Iago spends the majority of his time seducing Cassio (Tony Joe White) and tricking Othello into believing Desedoma (Season Hubly) is being unfaithful.  All throughout the film, musical cuts exemplify scenes that translate to a very groovy spirit that keeps you glued to the film. 






Sunday, July 29, 2012

The McMasters (1970)















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When Benjie, a black man who fought in the Civil War, returns to the southern town of Ironside, his return is not exactly a welcome one. The citizens are already uptight about the color of his skin...but the fact that he fought for the Union Army and still wears his uniform is all that is needed for hatred and violence to be fanned by an ex-Confederate soldier named Colby. Benjie's one true friend turns out to be Neal McMasters, the rancher who raised Benjie and is now offering him a half-share in the McMasters land. As Benjie tries to make his new home, he helps some starving Indians and finds himself the owner of an Indian woman who eventually becomes his wife. He also uses Indians to help with the round-up. But things come to a violent turn when Kolby's hatred launches a reign of anger that brings about an unusual white-black-red triangle in the phenomenon of prejudice.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thomasine & Bushrod (1974)

























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Thomasine and Bushrod was intended as the African American counterpart to Bonnie and Clyde, the difference being that the story in this case is utterly fictional. Vonette McGee plays Thomasine, and Max Julien (who also wrote and coproduced the film) is Bushrod. They are a pair of thieves, operating in the southwest between 1911 and 1915. Fancying themselves as Robin Hoods and the White Establishment as the Sheriff of Nottingham, Thomas and Bushrod steal only from Caucasian capitalists, then distribute the booty to Mexicans, Native Americans and poor whites. George Murdock is the redneck sheriff who dogs their trail.