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Indiana University Bloomington

Black Film Center/Archive College of Arts and Sciences
Gloria Gibson, Frances Stubbs and BFC/A director Phyllis Klotman Michael Schultz and Sergio Mims at IU Cinema Class visit to BFC/A Terri Francis and Crystal Fleming at IU Cinema Phil Moore materials Terri Frances and Jerald Harkness Richard E. Norman materials Essence London and Carmel Curtis with Terri Francis
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Camera Icon Black film-related minor and specialization available through The Media School.

Camera Icon Interview from BFC/A collection streaming on The Criterion Channel, as part of the Three by Bill Gunn series.

Camera IconBFC/A-founded publication, Black Camera, ranked 4th most-cited film studies journal.


IU Cinema and Media Studies, Black Camera, the Black Film Center/Archive, the Center for Documentary Research and Practice, and Film History have released a statement of solidarity with protestors. READ STATEMENT


The Black Film Center/Archive was established in 1981 as the first archival repository dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making available historically and culturally significant films by and about Black people. The BFC/A's primary objectives are to promote scholarship on black film and to serve as an open resource for scholars, researchers, students, and the general public; to encourage creative film activity by independent Black filmmakers; and to undertake and support research on the history, impact, theory, and aesthetics of black film traditions. MORE

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