Back Story

5 guys. 5 cameras. 1 city.

Back Story is a documentary created by the Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies that examines what it feels like to be a Black male living in America. Five young Black men from different backgrounds and areas of New Orleans, LA filmed their lives for six months and share their views on everything from education to criminal justice. Mixed in with archival footage, interviews at recent civil rights events and with civil rights leaders Marc Morial and Al Sharpton, this documentary provides a glimpse into the variety of expression of Black maleness in the United States.


Sync Up Cinema
May
3
2:00pm 2:00pm

Sync Up Cinema

Come see Back Story at the 10th annual Sync Up, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s entertainment industry conference during Jazz Fest! Sync Up brings together leaders in music, film and digital media for educational and networking events April 28 through May 6. With panel discussions, interviews, screenings and social events, Sync Up approaches the entertainment business from the perspective of the independent artist. Admission to Sync Up is free. But seating is limited, so advance registration is required. Register online using the following link.

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Camberwell Free Film Festival
Apr
7
7:45pm 7:45pm

Camberwell Free Film Festival

Back Story will be screened at the fifth Camberwell Free Film Festival in London, UK. The festival will screen documentaries and narrative features at cafes, pubs, shops, and landmark architectural venues in their local area. Curated and organized on a voluntary basis by residents of the local community with the aim of placing Camberwell on the cultural map of London, CFFF forms a part of the rapidly growing Free Film Festivals family that is now represented in many boroughs across London from Peckham and Nunhead to London Fields.

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Building Resilience Workshop Screening
Apr
6
6:00pm 6:00pm

Building Resilience Workshop Screening

In partnership with the Building Resilience Workshop and NOVAC, we are screening BACK STORY on Thursday, April 6 at 6 pm. The film screening will be followed by a conversation with two of the main participants featured in the documentary along with Producer Chloe Walters-Wallace. The screening will be held at Cafe Istanbul (2372 St. Claude Avenue).

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