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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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.

Earlier Event: April 7
Camberwell Free Film Festival