We imagine the Black Femme as a global protagonist and universal archetype. And we screen films of any genre that center Black Femme protagonists or are made by Black Femme filmmakers.
A grassroots endeavor to connect Black Femmes throughout the African diaspora through the medium of film. A film festival that is quite possibly too future for its own good. Meaning we center Femme identifying Black people in our programing. The film and media industry has been historically centered around white males. This festival encourages filmmakers who are on the margins to come together and find community within ourselves. We want to re-envision the Black Femme as a global protagonist and universal archetype. Since our first festival in spring 2018 we’ve screened over 40 short films from Black filmmakers of varying ethnicities and nationalities.
They want you to believe that the world is ending so that you are so distracted by fear that you forget about your legacy. What are you leaving for the others who will certainly come behind you? What have you created for your descendants?
The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum is among the nations most dynamic cultural and educational institutions. This unique museum, the first one of wax in Baltimore, Maryland and the first wax museum of African American history in the nation, is the brainchild of Drs. Elmer and Joanne Martin.