Black Film Center/Archive creates conversations through film

The Media School Report • May 4, 2018

Led today by director and associate professor Terri Francis, the Black Film Center/Archive was established in 1981 as the first archival repository dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making available historically and culturally significant films by and about black people. The BFC/A’s primary objectives are to promote scholarship on black film and to serve as an open resource for scholars, researchers, students, and the general public; to encourage creative film activity by independent black filmmakers; and to undertake and support research on the history, impact, theory, and aesthetics of black film traditions.

Media School student Kelly Obbie interviewed Francis and archivist Ronda Sewald for a more in-depth look at what the BFC/A does and how students can engage with it during their time on campus.