Monday, April 29, 2019, 7 pm, First Baptist Church, Medford, MA
Black Memorabilia explores the world of racist material, both antique and newly produced, that propagates demeaning representations of Americans and promotes white supremacy. From industrial China to the rural South to Brooklyn, the film shines a light on those who reproduce, consume and reclaim these racially-charged items, from “Jolly Nigger” banks to Mammy kitchenware, confederate flags, Nazi images, and other ephemera.
The film is directed by Chico Colvard who also produced it along with Madison O’Leary. Chico teaches race, law and media-related courses in Boston. The Founding Curator of the UMB Film Series, he is also the founding member of C-LineFilms, which produces short and longform documentaries as well as online commercial content.
Co-producer MADISON O’LEARY will be on hand to talk about the making of the film.