The Silent Era

Today’s multi-billion dollar film industry has very humble beginnings.  In the 1800s, inventors such as Thomas Edison and the Lumiere Brothers developed machines that projected images. From the beginning, people were excited by the flickering images which eventually grew into narratives that gave structure and dimension to the play of light and movement.  This led…

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History of Black Cinema

Films featuring Black performers and images have evolved from those which reflected the notions of Whites to those which fully explore African-American issues and themes.

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