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Film and Discussion: Black Memorabilia
Monday, April 29 @ 7:00 pmFree
The Medford Film Collaborative and Mystic Valley Branch NAACP present a screening of the film “Black Memorabilia.” The film explores the world of racist material, both antique and newly produced, that propagates demeaning representations of African Americans and promotes white supremacy. From industrial China to the rural South to Brooklyn, the film shines a light on those who reproduce, consume and reclaim these racially-charged items, from “Jolly Nigger” banks to Mammy kitchenware, confederate flags, Nazi insignia and other ephemera.
The film is directed by Chico Colvard who also produced it along with Madison O’Leary. Chico teaches race, law and media-related courses in Boston. The Founding Curator of the UMB Film Series, he is also the founding member of C-LineFilms, which produces short and long-form documentaries as well as online commercial content.
Co-producer Madison O’Leary will be on hand to talk about the making of the film.