Tickets for the entire day's event are $15.00
The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West (BADWest) proudly presents its signature fundraising event, DAY OF BLACK DOCS. It is a celebration of documentaries, which highlights the Black Experience and spotlights its filmmakers from around the world. Three sensational feature length documentaries and three rousing short documentary films will be screened. Two Gods tells the story of Hanif, a Muslim casket maker and ritual body washer who take two young men under his wing to teach them how to live better lives. Pigeon Kings takes us through the backyards of South Central Los Angeles where men are devoted to tumbling pigeons. It’s Yours: A Film on Hip-Hop and the Internet explores how it became possible to become a rap star through Twitter, YouTube, etc.
The shorts films include: See You Next Time, the intimate moments between a Chinese nail tech and her Black client. Aniya Wingate is a radiant and talented 17-year-old African American dancer from Houston, who was displaced from her home for half a year by Hurricane Harvey. Shoulders Deep translates her experience; and A Cowgirl and Her Horse introduces 11-year old London Gladney, a young girl from Southern California's black cowboy community as she spends a day at the stables getting her horse Big Red ready for an upcoming competition.
Day of Black Docs is sponsored by the International Documentary Association (IDA), the California Association of African American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA), graybayne media/film, What’s Up With Docs and Sill to Sidewalk.
11:30 AM - 11:59 AM – “COFFEE & CONVERSATION”
12:00 PM - 5:29 PM
Q&A w/director Milena Pastreich
SHORTS BLOCK – A COWGIRL & HER HORSE,
SEE YOU NEXT TIME, SHOULERS DEEP
Q&A w/ directors Elizabeth Bayne, John Fiege &
Q&A w/ Director ZeShawn Ali
IT’S YOURS: A FILM ON HIP-HOP & THE INTERNET
Q&A w/ Marguerite De Bourgoing
5:30PM - 6:30 PM PST via ZOOM
– “COCKTAILS & CRITICS”
The Day of Black Docs screening link will be emailed
to all the morning of Saturday, May 22, 2021 the day
of the event.