Black Folks Make Movies, a pending, privately owned, 501(3)(c), is committed to the examination of Black film history through images portrayed in film via education, the promotion of past & current independent filmmakers of color and the preservation of contributions by Black and other artists of color. Through this prism of Black movie history we examine the emergence and impact of Black Americans, the creative reaction to widespread racism during the first half of the 20th century, and the vitality of Black entertainment and culture across the country inclusive of this period and beyond.

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Volunteers needed for the FADE2BLACK  Film Festival, a Retrospective Celebration of the History of Black American Cinema, 1910-the resent.  Under the auspices of BLACK FOLKS MAKE MOVIES and the University of Cincinnati Center for Film and Media Studies, we're ready to throw open the floodgates and raise the cry for HELP!!! Volunteer positions include, Greeters, Campus Guides, Ticket sales, Will Call, Master Class assistance, Digital Still photographer, Digital Videographer, Office Staff, etc.

For Volunteer oportunities, please contact Julia Bishea,  juliajohara@gmail.com.

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