BADWest Film Screening Series
On Monday May 23rd will start the new season! And will start our new location.
The BLACK ASSOCIATION OF DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKERS – WEST, brings to you, the ST. CLAIR BOURNE 4th MONDAYS DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING SERIES. They would like to present to you; I’M NOT BLACK I’M COLOURED
Mark off your calendar for, Monday, May 23, 2011 at 7:00 p.m at
The Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum located at 4130 Overland Avenue in Culver City CA, the brand new venue for the Series.
Filmed on location in Cape Town, South Africa, I’m Not Black,
I’m Coloured examines the legacy of Apartheid from the viewpoint of Cape Town’s
Coloured citizens, the majority population in the
Western Cape Province who are considered
neither white nor black racially. In 1994 South
Africa’s Coloured community embraced Bishop
Desmond Tutu’s concept of the all encompassing
“rainbow nation,” but soon realized that freedom,
privilege, economic growth and equal
representation would not include them in the new
Director, Kiersten Chace focuses her lens on the
Cape Coloured community’s plight, and informs us
of a vibrant, yet struggling, people adrift without a
cohesive, collective voice. The film delves into the
history of the Cape Coloureds and South Africa’s
unique Apartheid history. First hand accounts of
life under Apartheid and the present day ANC
government that promised to bring hope to all
South Africans are expressed by local elders,
community leaders, political figures, clergy,
educators, and college students within the film.
The film running time is 78-minutes. Immediately
following the film will be a discussion with
filmmaker and producer, Kiersten Chace, Dr.
Michael Adams, actress, Lesley Ann Brandt,
Pastor, Raymond LeFleur, and Pastor,Edgar
Michaels. Panelists will participate in the discussion
live, via Skype from New York, NY, Cape Town,
South Africa and Minneapolis, MN.
The St. Clair Bourne’s 4th Mondays Documentary
Film Screening Series is named in honor of the late
founder of the Black Association of Documentary
Filmmakers – West (BAD West), St. Clair Bourne.
The Series is a traditional monthly gathering for
artists and scholars actively working in film,
television and theater to stimulate discussion on
culture, political principles, and creative techniques.
The Series is held on the 4th Monday of the month
at the Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum.