A great celebration

As part of Black History Month

For its 5th edition

Fade to Black is back with a diversified comprehensive program that combines cinema, discussions and more ...
for a great celebration of Black History Month!!!

PANEL DISCUSSION

IMPORTANCE AND CONTRIBUTION
OF BLACK WOMEN IN QUEBEC SOCIETY
Thursday, February 25, 2016 – 5PM
Salle Jean Despres (CBC Building)
Free admission

MOVIE-TALK

THE BLACK PANTHERS:
VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION
Saturday, February 27, 2016 – 7PM
D.B CLARKE THEATRE (Concordia University)
$15 in advance ($20 at the door)

MOVIE-TALK

Commemorating 50 years since the creation of the Black Panther Party

Fade to Black is happy to present a movie-discussion about the revolutionary African-American group. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the film director Stanley Nelson via Skype.


Saturday, February 27, 2016 – 7PM - $15 in advance ($20 at the door)
D.B CLARKE THEATRE (Concordia University)
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd W, Montreal (QC), H3G 1M8

Co-presented by:

THE BLACK PANTHERS:
VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION

Official Selection:

  • 2015 Sundance Film Festival
  • 2015 Montreal International Black Film Festival

Stanley Nelson – USA - 2015 - 116’ – English with French Subtitles

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is the first feature-length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when the movement derailed.

Master documentarian Stanley Nelson goes straight to the source, weaving a treasure trove of rare archival footage with the voices of the people who were there: police, FBI informants, journalists, white supporters and detractors, and the Black Panthers who remained loyal to the party and those who left it. Featuring Kathleen Cleaver, Jamal Joseph, and many others, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is an essential history and a vibrant chronicle of this pivotal movement that birthed a new revolutionary culture in America.

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STANLEY NELSON
film director

Stanley Nelson is an Emmy-Award winning documentary filmmaker, MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, and member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and sciences. He was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama in August 2014. Nelson has directed and produced numerous acclaimed films, including Freedom Summer, Freedom Riders and The Murder of Emmett Till.

Q&A with director via Skype

PANEL DISCUSSION

IMPORTANCE AND CONTRIBUTION OF BLACK WOMEN IN QUEBEC SOCIETY

To commemorate 100th anniversary of Women's Suffrage in Canada, at a time when diversity, immigration and integration are hot button issues, Fade to Black debates the role and contribution of black women in today's society, giving voice to women who achieved, each in their own way.


Thursday, February 25, 2016 – 5PM – Free admission
Salle Jean Despres (CBC Building)
1400 René-Lévesque Blvd E, Montreal (QC), H2L 2M2

In collaboration with:

Co-presentator:

Featured topics:

Through four major themes, these successful black women will discuss their integration experiences; the difficulties encountered; overcoming obstacles and forging ahead; making an impact in the community... How to rid society of such challenges as prejudice, taboos and the stereotypes that plague black communities and newcomers. Their talks will conclude with their own ideas as to how to bring people together.

  1. Getting involved in our community and having an impact
  2. Getting a job or becoming an entrepreneur
  3. Diversity on Television and Media, myth or reality
  4. Black Anglophone women in Montreal

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Panelists

  • AZEB WOLDE-GIORGHIS

    Journalist

  • MADELEINE FÉQUIÈRE

    Managing Director and Chief Corporate Credit, Domtar

  • YOLANDE JAMES

    Politician and Political Analyst

  • AMINA GERBA

    President and CEO of Laboratoires Kariliss and Groupe Afrique Expansion

  • SYLVIE DESGROSEILLIERS

    Singer-Songwriter-Composer

About
FADE TO BLACK

Presented by TD, FADE TO BLACK is a multidisciplinary program that celebrates the Black History Month through movies, music and dance, in collaboration with the Montreal International Black Film Festival. Fade to Black's theme: "Getting to Know each other better is the best way to avoid misunderstandings".

Created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, a non-profit artistic organisation dedicated to promoting Cinema, Art and Culture here and abroad, FADE TO BLACK helps to remember the past, understand the present and better prepare the future through films, music, dance and so much more.

Goals:

  • Encouraging openness to diversity;
  • Promoting intercultural understanding between the people of Quebec;
  • Promoting a better understanding of Black culture;
  • Promoting a better understanding of the realities of black communities;
  • Creating opportunities to meet, discover, share, blend styles through entertainment.

Past editions: 2015 | 2014 | 2013

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