Join Sankofa Film Society and Black & Tan Hall as we welcome director James Spooner in an exploration of the Black punk movement and its enduring cultural
Join Sankofa Film Society and Black & Tan Hall as we welcome director James Spooner in an exploration of the Black punk movement and its enduring cultural impact. One night only screening of the award winning “Afro-Punk.”
The movie that sparked a movement. “Afro-Punk” explores the experiences of black punk and hardcore kids within a predominantly white subculture.
Through exclusive interviews with punks and various punk rock bands including, Fishbone, 24-7 Spyz, and Dead Kennedys, Spooner’s documentary covered issues of loneliness, exile, inter-racial dating, and the double lives people of color lead within a predominately white sub-cultured community.
The film raises questions around black identity, marginalization, the double consciousness of black Americans, and alienation. It’s also a time capsule for what black alternative youth experienced just as the world was beginning to shift with the power of the internet.
The Afro-Punk film also inspired the now international Afro-Punk Festival. Originally co-founded by Spooner, it has become a highly anticipated (and often controversial) event in New York, Atlanta, London, Paris and Johannesburg with audiences over 75,000.