The International Black Film Festival Nashville (IBFFN) kicked-off of its “Higher Ed Tour” (part of of the 2014 Festival Lite program) on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. IBFFN partnered with colleges and universities to bring quality studio and independent films to campuses around the country to engage students, faculty, staff and surrounding communities in meaningful discussions.
“Bleaching Black Culture”, directed by Cas Sigers- Beedles, documents discussions with Keith Clink scales, Revolt TV CEO, renown Writer, Director & Educator Jamal Joseph, Actor Lamman Rucker, Rapper & Actor David Banner, Actor Tommy Ford and more. The documentary expresses distinct dialogue on the stolen legacy of African civilization to the shaping of American and global trends, Bleaching Black Culture examines the impact African Americans have on art, culture, technology and more. We pose thought provoking questions concerning black cultural coopting that will yield to conversations and possible answers about its outcome on our future. Since the African American community is the number one consumer, it begs to ask – can we take ownership of our cultural influence and convert our buying power into economic capital?