The goal of the festival is to promote art, literature, and film created for, by, and about African Americans; to encourage literacy and education; and to shine a spotlight on the rich history of Chicago’s Bronzeville commmunity.
Films to be screened on June 21 include Jordan Strong: The Second Grader and Beyond Beats and Rhymes.
There will also be workshops on a variety of media-related topics, including race and the 2008 election youth and violence and images of black masculinity.
The festival runs through June 22, 2008.
Film Screening Schedule
- June 19: Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela and King in Chicago
- June 20: What Black Men Think and Spin
- June 21: Ten Days in Africa, Hip Hop Revolution, Sisters in Cinema, Jordan Strong: The Second Grader, and Beyond Beats and Rhymes
- June 22: The Wiz, starring Diana Ross
For more information call 773-651-0700 or visit www.bronzefest.com.