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The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West (BADWest) presents their 12th annual "Day of Black Docs" on Saturday, May 5, 2018, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the American Film Institute (AFI) Mark Goodson Theater, 2021 N. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027. Free parking is available.

Almost half a century after Jim Brown left the game of football, he remains known as the most dominant running back ever. Hailed by many as one of the greatest athletes in American history, Brown headed from the football field to Hollywood stardom. However his accomplishments in film and sports pale in comparison to his relentless commitment to social change.

In honor of Women's History Month - PacoimaStories: Land of Dreams is an epic documentary that reveals the 1,500-year history of an area in Los Angeles called Pacoima. The town, which is located in the northeast San Fernando Valley, has been largely viewed as a hub for gangs and drug activity. However, when you scratch beneath the surface you discover a rich tradition of pride and heritage that defines American culture like never before.

"Liberty in a Soup" explores the Haitian Independence Day tradition in which Haitians partake of a pumpkin base soup known as "Soup Joumou". Every January 1st, in celebration of their independence, Haitian families gather around the dinner table to celebrate their freedom with a soup.