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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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.

Later Event: May 3
Sync Up Cinema