During the 2020-2021 academic year the Equity and Campus Diversity Office, Communication Department, and the Burchfield Penney Art Center have once again partnered for the sixth annual Beyond Boundaries: Dare to Be Diverse Screening and Discussion Series.
This six-part film series is organized around categories of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, class, sexual orientation, and abilities, with an emphasis on intersectionality.
The goal of the series is to provide a multicultural experience, while creating an opportunity for open dialogue among students, faculty, staff, and members of the Buffalo community.
Held in the beautiful Burchfield Penney Art Center, these topics, venue, and information are a calling card you won’t care to miss. All films start at 7:00 p.m.
Click here for our Facebook page with more details about upcoming events: https://www.facebook.com/BSC.EquityandDiversity/
Directed by Questlove
With historic performances by musicians ranging from Stevie Wonder and Gladys Knight to Nina Simone and Sly and the Family Stone, Questlove’s documentary about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival is a moving portrait of black music and a radical political and cultural moment.
Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1Eg-vtSABE
Foster (2018) Director, Mark Jonathan Harris; Producer, Deborah Oppenheimer, 2018
Featuring an in-person appearance by Academy-Award Winning Producer and Buffalo State College alum Deborah Oppenheimer
Filmmakers Mark Jonathan Harris and Deborah Oppenheimer provide a revealing first-hand look at the foster care system as seen through the eyes of those who know it best. With extraordinary access to the inner workings of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), Oppenheimer and Harris go beyond the sensational headlines and stereotypes to take an unprecedented look at an often-misunderstood world and upend some of the most enduring myths about foster care and those involved in the system. The film shows that it only takes one adult to have a positive impact on a child in foster care.
Watch the trailer:http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgrAptd8KpY
Pier Kids (2019) Director, Elegance Bratton
Caught up in the precariousness of survival and self-preservation, homeless queer and trans youth of color hang out at Christopher Street Pier, forging their own chosen family. Genuine and charming, these thoughtful youth must contend with overwhelming amounts of homophobia and abuse. As real as it gets, and with intimate, immersive access to the hazardous life of its vulnerable but fearless protagonists, director Elegance Bratton’s still-hopeful portrait exposes a raw side of New York City many often choose to ignore.
Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SsSBV24pmo
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