CinemAfrica / Oscar Micheaux - Pioneer of African American Independents

20th ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL

FEB 26 - Mar 4 2018

Oscar Micheaux - Pioneer of African American Independents

In collaboration with Cinemateket, a retrospective of Oscar Micheaux’s films that laid the groundwork for future Black independent filmmaking. So called ’race’ films were depictions of Black life in the United States - often a reply to the dominant narrative- some of which their way to Sweden where they were used in juxtaposition to the Swedish notion of ‘whiteness’ of the time. Historically important and revealing films that reach far beyond their scope.