Yesterday I was flipping through channels on our over-the-air TV, and came upon an hour-long special of African American Short Films on one of our local channels. Unfortunately, I only caught the last short story of the hour. It was about ten minutes long, and featured a black WWII soldier walking into a little diner, and his encounter with a white couple who was running the restaurant. It was short but thought-provoking. It was an excellent film, and I was impressed by both the picture quality and the plot.
Today I checked to see if any of these films are available online. Yes, they are! The films are produced by an independent company called Badami Productions. Their motto is: “Educating Through Entertainment”. You can go to their website and see some of the videos: http://www.badamitv.com/. They also have a facebook page you can check out: https://www.facebook.com/pg/AfricanAmericanShortFilms/about/?ref=page_internal.
If you are looking for some creative short films exploring issues important to the African American community, watch one or two of these films (they average 10 minutes each). See the world from someone else’s point of view; it’ll give you something to ponder.