The Great Migration: A City Transformed at the BlackStar Film Festival

6 Aug 2016
5:30pm - 7pm
International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia


Standing at the Scratch Line, Julie Dash, film still.

Four films commissioned by Scribe Video Center through the Center-funded project The Great Migration: A City Transformed will be presented at the 2016 BlackStar Film Festival: Julia Dash's Standing at the Scratch Line; Kevin Jerome Everson's Eason; Tina Morton's When We Came Up Here; and Lonnie Graham's Ancestral Correspondence: Looking Back at Our Future.

The Great Migration: A City Transformed was a multimedia exhibition exploring the history and impact of the Great Migration (1916–30) on Philadelphia, when blacks fled the South for economic opportunities in the Northern states, giving rise to new African American neighborhoods.