ROGER ROSS WILLIAMS, AYESHA NADARAJAH, FÉLIX LAJEUNESSE AND PAUL RAPHAËL
21 minutes, Black & White
Traveling While Black is a 3D, 360-degree virtual reality documentary that immerses viewers in the long history of restricted movement for black Americans and the creation of safe spaces in our communities. First published in 1936, the Green Book was a survival guide that black travelers relied on to avoid brutal discrimination. It listed safe places that would fulfill their basic needs. In 1958, Ben and Virginia Ali's new restaurant, Ben's Chili Bowl, joined the list. Directed by Academy Award© winner Roger Ross Williams and executive produced by Bonnie Nelson Schwartz, a series based on Traveling While Black is being planned. The film invites viewers into an emotionally moving experience about race and restricted movement in America while sitting in an intimate booth at Ben's Chili Bowl.
Panel Discussion: Sunday April 28 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM
Traveling While Black will play every half hour:
- Sunday, April 28 from 2:00 to 6:00 PM
- Monday April 29 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM and 5:00 to 8:00 PM
Trailers may not have subtitles but all of our foreign language films do.
Having trouble viewing the trailer? See it here.