CR8:BLK Presents Black Women Cinema Week; A Celebration of Creativity
On October 21-25, 2019 CR8:BLK will host its first inaugural Black Women Cinema Week at the Eaton DC 1201 K. Street NW, Washington, DC. This 5-day event will feature film screenings, panels, workshops, networking and more. All activities and film screenings will be from 7-9PM each day. “I am so excited to bring this experience to DC, Black Women Cinema Week is an opportunity to celebrate and lift up the work of Black women filmmakers from the US and across the diaspora.” said Rebekah Frimpong, MPH filmmaker and founder of CR8: BLK. The nonprofit organization CR8:BLK (Create Black) has a vision to create opportunities and provide spaces for Black/African women artists throughout the Diaspora and share their artwork while helping them build networks to help them prosper creatively. Other collaborators for Black Women Cinema Week, include Meridian Solutions, What is Black Podcast, New Negress Film Society, and FilmFatales.
During Black Women Cinema Week over 25 films by Black women filmmakers will screen and three workshops will be offered on self-care and writing, acting, and producing. To attend register for RSVP tickets and workshop registration online at https://filmfreeway.com/cr8blkshortfilmDC/tickets. Filmmakers and films featured include: New Negress Film Society presentation of films Afronauts, Everybody Dies!, Pain Revisited, Fucked Like a Star, Giverny I (NÉGRESSE IMPÉRIALE). With premieres of Gladys Edeh’s Mr. Gele: The Man. The Story. The Craft, a documentary that profiles the intriguing life of Mr. Segun Gele, a Master craftsman of the African Headwrap, also known as the Gele and the short documentary film Lugha Ya Mama by Kenyan filmmaker Mary Nyambura. In addition, the DC premiere of The Next Right Thing Web series By Stori Ayers, Dionna McMillian, and Kenzi Ross and the DC premiere of the short experimental film Harriet Tubman Haiku with Sonia Sanchez by filmmaker Nadine M. Patterson.
More About CR8: BLK
CR8:BLK (Create Black) is a non-profit organization aimed towards celebrating contemporary Black and African Art created by women of color. Contemporary Art is defined to include current works of sculpture, painting, film, media, and other creative platforms. CR8:BLK will use publications, digital media, and outreach programs to further foster creativity in Black communities globally.