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Ben's Chili Bowl

1213 U Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20009

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ROGER ROSS WILLIAMS, AYESHA NADARAJAH, FÉLIX LAJEUNESSE AND PAUL RAPHAËL
USA, 2018
21 minutes, Black & White
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Traveling While Black is a 3D, 360-degree virtual reality documentary that immerses viewers in the long history of restricted movement for black Americans and the creation of safe spaces in our communities. First published in 1936, the Green Book was a survival guide that black travelers relied on to avoid brutal discrimination. It listed safe places that would fulfill their basic needs. In 1958, Ben and Virginia Ali's new restaurant, Ben's Chili Bowl, joined the list. Directed by Academy Award© winner Roger Ross Williams and executive produced by Bonnie Nelson Schwartz, a series based on Traveling While Black is being planned. The film invites viewers into an emotionally moving experience about race and restricted movement in America while sitting in an intimate booth at Ben's Chili Bowl.

Panel Discussion: Sunday April 28 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM

Admission is FREE, but you must make a reservation.

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