During the recent Sundance Film Festival, one film in particular caught our attention: Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People, a film by Thomas Allen Harris, presented in the New Frontiers category.
Using the family album as a rubric, the documentary examines how African-Americans have resorted to photography as a means for social liberation - through the representation of their own individuality and sense of self-worth as part of a nation. Based on the recollection by contemporary photographers and artists, the movie builds up a path of reconciliation and seizure with the individual’s own history, and it ponders upon how the idea of “blackness” has changed over the past decades.
Here the official trailer.
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