Slaves, a 1969 American drama film directed by Herbert Biberman, was entered into the 1969 Cannes Film Festival. The film stars Dionne Warwick (in her screen acting debut), Ossie Davis, Stephen Boyd and Barbra Ann Teer (founder of the new established the Harlem based National Black Theatre- 1968).Continue reading
A newly emancipated slave, Cecil (Jay Pharoah), finds it hard adjusting to life as a free man in the American South. His white friend Zachary (Edward Norton) tries to explain to him the “price of being free” in this 2013 SNL skit 12 Days Not a Slave. Continue reading
The 2018 return of Geoffrey Holder’s masterwork Dougla to the repertoire Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) was a resounding success. The work is a sensorially sumptuous movement fest; and it is no wonder Dougla has remained an audience favorite since its premiere on April 16, 1974.