A Night of Black Film: How Do We Treat Our Neighbors?

February 20, 2019

6-8:30 p.m.

Woodman Family Community & Performance Center

This series of short films about the black experience was curated by Moses Brown U.S. History students under the guidance of upper school Humanities teacher and Fulbright Scholar Jennifer Stewart and the Rhode Island International Film Festival.

Featuring international films and Oscar-nominees, this evening of insightful, artistic, and entertaining film is sure to spark thoughtful discussions about a wide range of issues.

Curators’ statement

For this series, we chose to highlight the experiences of people of African descent living in the U.S. and Europe.

  • Bonobo depicts life for apartment dwellers in Switzerland.
  • New Neighbors follows the efforts of a mother trying to keep her children safe in a new, suburban environment.
  • Blacked Out examines the history of racism as a U.S. problem.
  • Jululu takes the viewer back to Europe to meet agricultural workers in Italy striving for better lives.
  • Zion shows the perseverance of a teenage wrestler in Ohio as he overcomes adversity that most of us could not imagine.

We hope this series of movies encourages introspection about how much we actually know and understand about the people we live amongst and our obligations to each other.


Woodman Family Community & Performance Center

Moses Brown School

250 Lloyd Ave.

Providence, RI 02906