Reel Sisters & Kumble Theater Present Brooklyn Premiere of Afraid of Dark - FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014
TICKETS & INFO:
Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series & Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts will host a Brooklyn premiere for Afraid of Dark directed by Mya B. Afraid of Dark explores the stereotypes projected onto African-American men by society. The film offers personal insights from such scholars, historians and entertainers as Dr. Cornel West, Dr. Khalid Muhammad and Malik Yoba.
ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA, THE TAU OMEGA CHAPTER is a community partner for the screening.
Award-winning pianist/composer MARC CARY will perform a tribute in honor of the film. His music is a part of the documentary's soundtrack.
DANNY SIMMONS, artist and co-founder of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, and Council member JUMAANE WILLIAMS and other guests will join director MYA B. in a post-screening discussion. NYS COMMISSIONER of the DIVISION of HUMAN RIGHTS HELEN DIANE FOSTER, an AKA member, is moderating the panel.
The screening will be held on Friday, June 13 from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm (doors open at 6 pm) at Kumble Theater, LIU, Brooklyn located on Flatbush Ave. between Dekalb Ave. & Willoughby St. - www.kumbletheater.org.
TICKETS: $10. For information call 212-865-2982.
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AFRAID OF DARK:
“Why is everyone afraid of Black men?” In her new documentary Afraid of Dark, filmmaker Mya B. attempts to answer this question. Through personal interviews and narration with writers, historians and entertainers such as Dr. Cornel West and Tom Burrell, Mya explores the history of two of the most prevalent stereotypes the “Mandingo” and the “brute." With a breakdown of scientific racism she examines how so many black men have been affected by those particular stereotypes throughout history and how the subconscious belief in them have contributed to violence and the incarceration of black men at disturbing rates.
ABOUT PRODUCER/DIRECTOR MYA B
Mya B. was born and raised in Chi-town. She currently resides in Brooklyn, NY where she came to be around people of like mind in the independent film industry. Graduating from Columbia College with a concentration in film studies gave her the writing and production skills to pursue her passion as a filmmaker.
Her first documentary, "Warrior Queens" was shown in at the Dusable Museum of African American History in Chicago. She worked on several independent films before venturing into her first documentary project. After two years of groundbreaking interviews and historical information to research, she completed her first award winning documentary, Silence: In Search of Black Female Sexuality in America. Segments of her film, was also shown on VH1’s, “Can’t Get a Date."