Saturday, September 26, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
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
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Panel discussions featuring leaders in business, media and entertainment, military, religion, politics and education will research findings on the status of marriage, parenting and families and the consequences of the weakening of family relationships in the U.S. They will also explore creative and effective ways of moving marriage and family research evidence from academic journals to classrooms and the American public.
Panelists include Joshua DuBois, head of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships; clinical psychologist and television personality Jeff Gardere; Paula Parker-Sawyers, director of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy; actors and producers Tim and Daphne Reid; and Douglas Wilder, former governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
“We’re really focused on raising awareness about the crisis of marriage in the U.S. But we’re also solutions focused, identifying what it is we can do to address this issue,” explained Dr. Linda Malone-Colon, chair of the Summit and director of the HU National Center on African American Marriages and Parenting (NCAAMP), to be launched at the summit.
The summit will also feature:
Summit Luncheon: Sept. 29 at 11:30 a.m., Student Center Ballroom.