Historic Hampton House in partnership with FIU Department of History & African and African Diaspora Studies and Miami Jazz & Film Society present the UNITY BOULEVARD FILM SERIES, a new film and discussion series happening every third Thursday at the Historic Hampton House Cultural Center!
Join us for a screening of Belle, directed by Amma Asante, written by Misan Sagay, and produced by Damian Jones. The film will be followed by a discussion led by Dr. Donna Aza Weir-Soley, Associate Professor of English and an affiliated member in African & African Diaspora Studies, Women’s Studies, and the Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University.
Thursday, January 17th, 2019 @ 6pm
$5 Advance Tickets
$10 At the Door
Students FREE with student ID
Historic Hampton House Cultural Center
4240 NW 27th Ave
Miami, Florida 33142
*Free Parking in Rear via 43rd Terrace*
About the film:
Belle is a period drama about slavery, inter-racial love, and the life of a young women of mixed race in eighteenth century British society. Although the film is historical fiction, Belle brings to life the realities faced by a young woman of mixed race in Europe during the era of the Atlantic Slave trade. Belle has won several awards including the NAACP Image Award for Most Outstanding Picture 2015. Belle is must-see for audiences enticed by historical dramas and for those who seek greater understanding of how a young woman of multiracial ancestry came of age and navigated British society before abolition.