Black International Cinema Berlin

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XXVIII. Black International Cinema Berlin
"Future Blossoms" / "Blüten der Zukunft"

May 8-12

"Footprints in the Sand?" Exhibition
"...Visions Become Reality..." / "...Visionen Werden Wirklichkeit..."

July 1-August 31


Venue: Rathaus Schöneberg (city hall), John-F.-Kennedy-Platz, 10825 Berlin/Germany
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Friday . May 10

8 pm / 20 Uhr


Director: Chuck O'Bannon
Documentary, Color, 20 min.
USA 2012


"Quarterback - A Look at Dr. Ernest C. Withers" is a short documentary film based upon the life of Dr. Ernest C. Withers, a renowned photographer and historian. Dr. Withers is known worldwide for his photojournalism, documenting the American Civil Rights Movement, Blues and R&B music artists on Beale Street in Memphis and the Negro Baseball League. His photographic works are on display at the Withers Collection Museum & Gallery 333 Beale Street in Memphis. The film features live interviews with Dr. Withers and some of his historic photographs.

"Quarterback - A Look at Dr. Ernest C. Withers" ist eine kurze Dokumentation, die auf dem Leben von Dr. Ernest C. Withers basiert, einem namhaften Fotografen und Historiker. Dr. Withers ist weltweit bekannt für seinen Fotojournalismus, der die amerikanische Bürgerrechtsbewegung, Blues- und R&B-Musikkünstler auf der Beale Street in Memphis und die Negro Baseball League dokumentierte. Seine fotografischen Arbeiten werden im Withers Collection Museum & Gallery 333 Beale Street in Memphis ausgestellt. Der Film präsentiert Interviews mit Dr. Withers und einige seiner historischen Fotografien.

Dr. Ernest C. Withers

Dr. Ernest C. Withers and Chuck O'Bannon

Chuck O'Bannon
photograph: Robert Abbott Sengstacke

Chuck O'Bannon


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