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How The Thuh Juneteenth Film Festival In Los Angeles Amplified Black Voices This Juneteenth
Thuh is a Los Angeles “community-focused amplifier of honest expressions in the visual arts.” Their second annual film festival is a chance to educate, fellowship and share intracultural stories through media.
“What does the future look like to one that has never been allowed to dream? How does one build up a people with foreign or newly crafted tools? In what ways do ancestral memory and desires for coming generations inform the now? These are the questions we’re looking to answer through this year’s films,” says Jacob Grey, co-director and founder of Thuh.
It’s partner, Be Reel Black Cinema Club, “celebrates Black filmmakers telling our stories through indie, archival, and previously inaccessible films one monthly meetup at a time.”
‘Stepping Into Tomorrow’
This year’s festival theme was ‘Stepping Into Tomorrow,’ inspired by the Donald Byrd song.
The festival’s goal is to amplify the work of independent filmmakers from the African Diaspora.
Thuh Junetenth Film Festival is a celebration of LA Rebellion filmmakers, experimental shorts and a time to experience and express joy.
Thuh Juneteenth Film Festival Lineup
Killer of Sheep – Charles Burnett
Compensation – Zeinabu Irene Davis
T – Keisha Rae Witherspoon
Negro’s 6 – Livington Matthews and Jack McKainj
I Snuck Off The Slave Ship – Lonnie Holley and Cyrus Moussavi
Faya Dayi – Jessica Beshir
Find out more at thuhfilmfest.com