Video Description: The Festival is run by a core of committed community volunteers under the direction of Jacqueline Moscou, Langston Hughes’ Artistic Director. The annual event is actually the culmination of a year’s worth of community collateral-building through a series of smaller events designed to provide
Krista Wright and Naomi Ishisaka
audiences with unique cinematic and filmmaking opportunities that result in an annual community-wide film festival held at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center.
This annual event provides provocative films from independent Black filmmakers and works about the African American experience. The festival features panel discussions, screenplay readings, matinee screenings for middle and high school youth and in-depth chats with filmmakers, industry professionals and local community leaders.