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Celebrating Black Independent Film Pioneers: Bill Greaves & Bill Miles
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
New York, NY
Before Spike Lee, Henry Hampton, Stanley Nelson, St. Claire Bourne, and many other successful black documentary makers, there was Bill and Bill. Steeped in black history and culture, the work of these two pioneers laid a firm foundation for many of today's black filmmakers who continue a proud tradition of storytelling that began with Oscar Micheaux, Spencer Williams, and others. Join us as we explore the work, legacy, and lives of Bill Miles and Bill Greaves. Co-presented by Firelight Media and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research unit of The New York Public Library, is one of the world's leading research facilities devoted to the preservation of materials on the global African and African diasporan experiences. A focal point of Harlem's cultural life, the Center sponsors programs and events that illuminate and illustrate the richness of black history and culture.
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