“Who Is Oscar?”. This exclusive screening of ‘Within Our Gates’, 1920 (B&W Silent film) will introduce you to the work of prolific African-American filmmaker Oscar Micheaux (1884-1951), director and producer of over 40 films and 7 novels. Oscar’s seminal film will be accompanied by a live soundtrack from WOMAD international award winning musician Saidi Kanda, Tanzanian. We will delve further into Oscar’s life as we screen a short (18.46 mins) film made by Tim Reid of Legacy Media Institute, revealing Oscar’s significance and achievements that still resonate today. The whole occasion will be presented to you by host and spoken word artist Elmi Ali.


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