Newark Moonlight Cinema and American Black Film Festival Premieres, Why Is We Americans?
Sat, Nov 06 | Newark Moonlight Cinema

Newark Moonlight Cinema and American Black Film Festival Premieres, Why Is We Americans?

Why Is We Americans is an in-depth, documentary film exploring Newark’s legendary Baraka family, social activism, poetry, music, art, and politics. Directed by Udi Aloni & Ayana Morris Produced by Ms. Lauryn Hill Gates Open at 6PM/Movie Starts at 7:30PM
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Time & Location

Nov 06, 6:00 PM
Newark Moonlight Cinema, 220 Orange St, Newark, NJ 07103, USA

About the Event

By turns kinetic and intimate, ‘Why is We Americans?’ is an in-depth, cinematic exploration of Newark’s legendary Baraka family. Spanning decades of social activism, poetry, music, art, and politics, this kaleidoscopic family saga is illustrated by on-camera interviews with Ms. Lauryn Hill, rare archival footage and revealing personal testimonials. As we connect with the iconoclastic poet Amiri Baraka, his wife, Amina, and their son, the current mayor of Newark, Ras, a portrait of a city emerges with an inspiring call to arms in the fight for class and racial justice.

Directed by Udi Aloni and Ayana Morris

Produced by Ms. Lauryn Hill and Oren Moverman

Gates Open at 6PM/Movie Starts at 7:30PM

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