African American is an extraordinary examination of tensions between black Americans and black students from Africa at Ohio's Central State University. Explore its topic further with a panel discussion featuring community and university leaders and students after the screening.
Note special price ($3) and start time (2 pm).
Dayton filmmaker Askia Holloway's African American is an extraordinary examination of tensions between black Americans and black students from Africa at Ohio's Central State University, a historically black college. The documentary presents remarkably honest testimony from various students acknowledging the differences among them while striving for understanding. Holloway was the recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Fellowship in 2004 in support of the film's production. (23 mins.)
Askia Hollway introduces the screening. After the film, Ohio State students and university and community leaders explore the issued raised by the film in a panel discussion.
James L. Stowe
Executive Director, Community Relations Commission, City of Columbus
Member, Advisory Council, OSU Multicultural Center
Program Coordinator, New Diversity Initiatives, OSU Multicultural Center
Graduate Teaching Associate, OSU College of the Arts
Refugee Resettlement and Workforce Development, Jewish Family Services
Graduate Administrative Associate, OSU Multicultural Center
Graduate Fellow, OSU Department of African-American and African Studies
Season support provided by the Rohauer Collection Foundation and the Corporate Annual Fund of the Wexner Center Foundation.
Contemporary films, international films, and visiting filmmakers presented with support from the Ohio Arts Council.
Promotional support provided by the Columbus Post.