Define American Film Festival

Define American Film Festival

May 11th - 13th, Charlotte, NC
Presented by the Harvey B. Gantt Center

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Film Lineup

Thursday, May 11, 7:00 pm
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Friday, May 12, 5:00 pm
Am I : Too African to be American
or Too American to be African?
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Friday, May 12, 8:00 pm
Meet the Patels
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Saturday, May 13, 1:00 pm
Forbidden: Undocumented &
Queer in Rural America
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Saturday, May 13, 4:00 pm
White People
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Saturday, May 13, 8:00 pm



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About the Festival

The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts
+ Culture is proud to present the second annual Define
American Film Festival. Audience-goers, journalists and
strategic partners will get an entertaining and
informative look at the immigrant experience across a
range of cultures. Each screening will be followed by
panel discussions featuring filmmakers, actors, and
local advocates. During these panels, attendees will hear
candid and impassioned perspectives that help us go
beyond the reductive, simplistic talking points that we’ve
become accustomed to, humanizing the issue of immigration.
In addition, each discussion will explore the
intersectionality of immigration and issues of race, identity,
and LGBTQ rights in our country.

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Dolores provides a look at the barriers faced by women and people of color within the very communities they’re fighting for.  Through beautifully woven archival footage and interviews from contemporaries and from Dolores herself, now an octogenarian, the film sets the record straight on one of the most effective and undervalued civil and labor rights leaders in modern U.S. history.

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Am I: Too African
to be American or
Too American to
be African?

A documentary film that explores the complex identity formations of young African women living in America and West Africa who identify bi-culturally.

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