SAT, Dec. 10 from 6pm - TC 179 GD
Born half-black and illegitimate in 1960s France, as a child, Maya finds refuge from social stigma through her passion for dance. Her indomitable spirit leads her to achieve success in her adulthood as a professional dancer in America, but she must continually confront the challenges of her mixed race heritage. Directed by Christian Faure, France/Canada, 2009, Drama, 97 min, English/French.
BLACK BALLERINA - Q&A
Black Ballerina, tells the story of several black women from different generations who fell in love with ballet. Six decades ago, while pursuing their dreams, Joan Myers Brown, Delores Browne and Raven Wilkinson confronted racism, exclusion and unequal opportunity. Today, young dancers of color continue to face formidable challenges breaking into the overwhelmingly white world of ballet. Directed by Frances McElroy, USA, 2016, Documentary, 55 min, English.