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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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Ritual (2000)

Leon Becker is a successful and wealthy Malibu attorney and the patriarch of a seemingly perfect and harmonious family. Leon sees his brood as the pinnacle of personal achievement and as an example to all that the great American Dream is attainable, even if you are Black. The trials and tribulations exist in his home and are equally detached from his ethical soul underneath the surface. Wife and mother Sylvia is on the verge of alcoholism and is threatened by her daughter Teresa, a cunning "electra" who seems to want to replace her in the house and, perhaps, the bedroom. And Becker's brooding on Mason drops out of his Ivy League school and returns home to confront his family's problems. Yet, all these trials-by-fire are the challenges along the path to survival for this American family.

Saturday, March 20, 2021

The Comedians (1967)

A poor nation can mean riches...for the corrupt. In an absorbing screenplay based on his novel, master of intrigue Graham Greene sets passions both romantic and political against the backdrop of Haiti during the brutal rule of Papa Doc Duvalier. Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor lead a who's who cast of stars who portray diplomats, imposters, adulterers, hangers-on, the indolent, and even a pair of pacifist vegetarians ~ all caught up in the strongman's reign of terror. From the discovery of a dead body at the bottom of a pool to a harrowing showdown with Papa Doc's ruthless secret police. The Comedians tells a story as disturbing and redeeming as mankind's conflicted heart.