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.

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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).

Later Event: April 7
Camberwell Free Film Festival