HU’s Department of English’s Cinema Studies Program presents the 2009 Mid-Atlantic Black Film Festival (MABFF) symposiums and screenings. The MABFF will be held on September 16-19 at the Hampton University, the historic Attucks Theater in Norfolk, Va., and Norfolk State University. Screenings are $5 for students, faculty and staff and $10 for the general public. Symposiums are free and open to the public.
The MABFF offers the best in black and multi-cultural independent films, powerful narratives, compelling historical and contemporary documentaries, innovative films by students, colorful animation shorts, music videos and discussions and workshops with distinguished guests from the film industry. The MABFF recognizes artistic excellence in the past, present and future of black cinema and is bound to have something that will enlighten and entertain. Eleanor Earl, assistant professor of English at HU, is MABFF festival director.
Short films and documentaries will also be showing on Sept. 18-19 featuring:
A Matter of Race (short film)
Foreign Exchange (short film)
Act Like You Know (short films about acting)
Mere-bi (documentary with subtitles)
My Mother Was a Butterfly (documentary)
The Life and Tragic Death of James Byrd, Jr.
Student Film Competition