Come join us for our first fall event! In a new yet-unreleased film BLACKS WITHOUT BORDERS, filmmaker Stafford U. Bailey takes a candid look at a group of African Americans who went to South Africa to find the American Dream.
from a review by Mshale.com reporter Anna Otieno:
Exactly what is “The American Dream”? For some it’s the ability to achieve one’s goals in America through the simple combination of freedom, opportunity and hard work. For others it’s a notion that ironically is best fulfilled abroad. More and more African Americans are leaving the United States to chase the American dream … in South Africa. And Blacks Without Borders, a documentary produced by Stafford U. Bailey and Judy Thayer–Bailey of 20 Four Productions, has chronicled this movement by following the journey twelve African Americans who are living fulfilling lives in South Africa.
Blacks Without Borders is a documentary, but it also aims to be a window of opportunity for African Americans of all ages. Bailey and Thayer-Bailey hope to show their documentary to teenagers as well as adults - just one glimpse may be enough to stretch the international potential of “The American Dream.”
Writer Fungai Maboreke will kick off a discussion following the film: What is the African point of view? Will this help or hinder Africa? Is there really an "American Dream?" Come share your views!
Venue: Global Information Network
146 W. 29th St Suite 7E
Between 6th & 7th Avenues
Time: 7 p.m. Please RSVP! Seats are limited.
Call 212-244-7480 or 212-244-3123
Bring munchies, snacks, home cooked things, etc
Date: Sept. 5, 2008 Friday