The South Dallas Cultural Center began its presentation of the 2017 Annual Black Women’s Film Festival Friday, March 10.

The festival features two nights of public screenings, community outreach and film workshops for middle school girls. 

The featured filmmakers for Friday’s screening were Juile Dash and Chanelle Aponte Pearson.

The festival showcased Dash’s film Daughters of the Dust and seven of Pearson’s short films: So Young So Pretty So White, Chef Gaby, Worry No. 473 of 1000 Worries that a Black Person Should Not Have to Worry About, Something to Believe, Frenel, 195 Lewis pilot episode, and Ryann Holmes: The Work Is Waking Up.

Pearson answered one of the attendees question about the production of “Worry No. 473 of 1000 Worries that a Black Person Should Not Have to Worry About.” To see the video click here.

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There will be another movie screening Saturday, March 11 at 7 p.m, which will also be the last day of the festival.

The film that will be showcased Saturday is Free Angela and All Political Prisoners and is written and directed by Shola Lynch.

Free Angela and All Political Prisoners is a historic account of the events that catapulted a young University of California philosophy professor into a controversial political icon in the turbulent late 1960s. 

The cost of the event is $5 for students and $10 for general admission.