New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2022

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Memory Builds The Monument – Isaac Yowman (Houston, Texas)

Compelled by the vivid memories of the legendary Club Matinee by aging citizens, this film leaps into the music, the art, and the community of Houston's historic 5th Ward. The doc highlights the impossible to ignore cultural and social challenges of African-Americans in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s living in the South. The through-line of this story showcases how the music of these eras played a part in defining generations and bringing people of all ethnicities and backgrounds together and how memories, at the verge of being lost can be shared to propel the future. 2021; 15 min. "This event is offered in connection with The National Day of Racial Healing, part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial, Healing & Transformation efforts, and is supported by the Creating Change Network in partnership with the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Center at Rutgers University - Newark. The Creating Change Network is a program hosted by New Jersey Theatre Alliance and ArtPride New Jersey that aims to build a more equitable, just, and anti-racist arts community. The activities of the Creating Change Network are made possible by the generous support of the Grunin Foundation."

  • Year
  • Runtime
    15 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Isaac Yowman
  • Producer
    Miriam Heads, Greg Carter
  • Executive Producer
    Mel Chin, Harrison Guy, Amanda Wiles, Kathy Payton
  • Filmmaker
    Isaac Yowman
  • Cast
    Archie Bell, Jesse Lott, Amanda Wiles, Algenita Davis