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CELEBRATE WITH US ONLINE
June 19 – 20, 2020
CELEBRATE WITH US ONLINE
June 19 – 20, 2020

Juneteenth ONLINE

JUNETEENTH ONLINE

Day 2 of Films

PUSHOUT: THE CRIMINILIZATION OF BLACK GIRLS IN SCHOOLS

“PUSHOUT” is a feature length film confronting the criminalization and miseducation of African American girls that has led to their alarming high school dropout rate and increase into the juvenile justice system.
A film by Monique Morris | Documentary | 1 h 30 min

Registration is FREE.

Jail or Yale Young, Black and out of Options? This project focuses on examining the problem of structural racism in the educational system and its ramifications on black males as they progress through life.
A film by Christopher Spence | Documentary | 29 min

SQUEEGEE 

The “Squeegee Boys” are best known for washing windshields of cars stopped at intersections around Baltimore. Seen by some as hooligans and by others as entrepreneurs, little is known about the actual circumstances that drive these young men to pick up a squeegee. This documentary follows the working days of seven young men as they navigate the busy intersections of Baltimore in search of tips.
A film by Khalid Ali | Documentary | 14 min

Registration is FREE.

U-STREET CONTESTED

Washington, D.C.’s U-Street is currently one of the most popular, exciting, and creative neighborhoods in the nation’s capital. Young people from around the world are flocking to U-Street for its restaurants, live music, and nightlife. To many, it would appear as if the neighborhood is undergoing a modern revival, but the reality is much more complex and contested. As new residents have moved in, longstanding residents, businesses, and communities have been forced out.
A film by Michael T Barry Jr| Documentary | 30 min

Registration is FREE.

Juneteenth ONLINE

JUNETEENTH ONLINE

Thank you to our panelists and attendees for participating in …

A Conversation About
PUSHOUT: THE CRIMINALIZATION OF
BLACK GIRLS IN SCHOOLS

JUNE 19th @ 5:00PM

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The Rhode Island Black Film Festival is the first of its kind in the Ocean State. Sharing stories on film dedicated to screening and promoting films about the diverse cultures of the African diaspora.

Our theme for this, our 3rd year, is Empowerment – the empowerment of women in front of and behind the camera, in business and the workplace.

The Rhode Island Black Film Festival gives a voice to diverse cultures.
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We welcome films by and about Black, Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latino communities both local and worldwide. With a varied lineup of narrative, documentary, feature and films, the Rhode Island Black Film Festival features emerging filmmakers, actors and film industry insiders sharing their passion for the artistry of cinema.

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