search articles: 

   from the issue of February 5, 2004

Films mark Black History Month

The African American and African Studies program at UNL will celebrate Black History Month in February with a six-night film festival at the Nebraska Union.

A different film will be presented at 7 p.m. each night, each depicting a significant element of African or African-American history. The viewings are free and open to the public. After each showing, Kwakiutl Dreher, UNL assistant professor of English and ethnic studies, will facilitate a discussion. The films:

Feb. 8: Sankofa is the story of the transformation of Mona, an African-American woman sent on a journey in time to experience the pain of slavery and the discovery of her African roots.

Feb. 9: Keita: The Heritage of the Griot introduces Americans to one of the most important works of African oral history, “The Sundjata Epic.”

Feb. 10: Pieces D’Indentities raises some of the largest issues of identity facing all Africans.

Feb. 11: Faat Kine is a tribute to the “everyday heroism of African women.”

Feb. 12: Daresalam: Let There Be Peace is the first African feature film to focus on the civil wars in Africa.

Feb. 13: The Middle Passage is a rumination on the route that carried slaves from Africa to the New World.



Sheldon opens Kees, ceramics exhibitions
Canadian troupe brings Nomade to Lied
Coming soon to the Ross
Film festival celebrates Micheaux
Films mark Black History Month
Opera seminar tonight
‘Roses are Red’ at Lied’s Vinton show
Theatrix presents Coyote on a Fence