The documentary film Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People will be shown, free of charge, Saturday, November 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Washington University's Brown Auditorium, as part of this year's St. Louis International Film Festival.
Through a Lens Darkly explores the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations, and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present. Filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris will be in attendance.
This is the first of four or five films that will be featured in coming months in the Henry Hampton Minority Documentarian Series. The series showcases documentary films made by minority filmmakers or that tell the stories of often underrepresented groups, with a focus on the African American experience.
This series is the result of a partnership between Cinema St. Louis and Washington University's Film & Media Archive, the African and African American Studies Program, and the Center for the Humanities.
For more information: http://www.cinemastlouis.org/henry-hampton-minority-documentarian-series-through-lens-darkly