Black Life


Experience the vitality and range of cultural production in the African diaspora through this multidisciplinary event series.

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  • Stephanie Hewett

  • Jocelyn Jackson

  • Mandy Harris Williams

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Past Events

  • Sunday, April 5, 4:30 PM

    CANCELED: Black Life: Jocelyn Jackson

    The founder of JUSTUS Kitchen and cofounder of People’s Kitchen Collective guides participants through an inquiry into recipes and ingredients that support health and well-being.

    All film screenings and public programs at BAMPFA have been temporarily canceled. Learn more

    Programmed by Ruth Gebreyesus and Ryanaustin Dennis

  • Saturday, February 22, 4 PM

    Black Life: Stephanie Hewett

    Choreographer and movement artist Stephanie Hewett presents (E)cho Queue, a performance that aims to reclaim the inextricable connection between techno music and black life.

    Programmed by Ryanaustin Dennis

  • Saturday, January 25, 4 PM

    Black Life: Europa Grace

    Europa Grace presents an experimental performance considering the structures of value exercised by the modern black body.

    Programmed by Ryanaustin Dennis

Past Films

  • In Search of Voodoo: Roots to Heaven

    • Friday, March 6 4 PM
    Djimon Hounsou
    United States, Benin, 2018

    Weaving together personal, cultural, and spiritual journeys, this documentary by actor Djimon Hounsou seeks to illuminate the practice of faith that is prevalent in West Africa, specifically Benin, the “cradle of Voodoo.” “Vivid and heartfelt” (Variety).

    Panel Discussion: Spiritual Reclamation as a Revolutionary Act, with Dowoti Desir, Wade W. Nobles, Luisah Teish, Nedra T. Williams, and Tracy Brown