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Title:

THROUGH A LENS DARKLY: BLACK PHOTOGRAPHERS AND THE EMERGENCE OF A PEOPLE

Country:USA 2014
Format:digital
Colour:Colour
Language:OF m. dt. UT
Length:90 Minutes
Film series:African Diaspora Cinema


Director :Harris, Thomas Allen
  



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The documentary THROUGH A LENS DARKLY examines the significance of photography and black photographers for the identity, the hopes and the struggle for equality of Afro-Americans. Ever since the beginnings in the 1840s, images by black photographers have proved instrumental in social change as
the fi lm documents, using a remarkably rich archive of historical photographs and gripping conversations, and at the same time providing a critical review of the last 175 years in US history from an Afro-American perspective.
Filmmaker, producer, author, photographer and lecturer Thomas Allen Harris grew up in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and New York. His documentaries address historic and current topics of the African diaspora in North and South America and its relationship with Africa. In addition to being screened at festivals around the globe, they are also shown on television as well as in museums and galleries. They have won him awards such as
the United States Artist Award as well as grants from the likes of the Sundance Institute, the Ford Foundation and the Paul Robeson Fund.