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Not a Film Fest: Anti-Colonial Conversations

We are thrilled to announce that the website for our 3-part event "NOT A FILM FEST//ANTICOLONIAL Conversations in Baltimore" is live!

You can find all information related to the vision, venues, film trailers and more at

Inspired by Third Cinema, this series is open and free to the public and encourages spectators to become participants. We invite all people of Baltimore and beyond to join us for cinema, conversation, and a building of community.

In order to encourage full participation of the community, all events will be free of charge. The estimated cost of the Not a Film Fest (NFF) is $5,512, and so far a $2,500 grant from the Research Associates Foundation and an additional $872 from the NFF Organizing Committee has been raised to cover this amount. We are looking to raise the remaining $2,140, which will help bring wonderful moderators to lead the post-film discussions, as well as food for each event from local Black, brown, and immigrant-owned businesses. Any amount helps, and all donations will receive recognition on our website and program. With a donation of at least $250, you can sponsor one of the films. With a donation of $1,000, you can sponsor one of the events. All donations can be made here:

Hope to see you all there!

Please email if you have any questions or comments or would like to volunteer at one of the events.

In solidarity,

"Not a Film Fest: Anticolonial Conversations in Baltimore" explores the theme of social justice movements of the past and present that have largely been unrecognized or misrepresented. By crafting a program anchored in film, lively conversation, and debate, we aim to make clear the intimate (and sometimes problematic) connections between struggles nationally and internationally. Our program includes a series of diverse events across Baltimore city that make clear the connections between liberation struggles, regardless of manufactured borders, and to inspire a conversation locally that is global and intersectional in its commitment to justice and emancipation.


There are 3 main events scheduled in partnership with organizations around the city (more details forthcoming):

in partnership with Baltimore American Indian Center
Sunday, October 20/2019 //1pm-6pm
113 S Broadway, Baltimore, MD

Films: Warrior Women (Turtle Island) and Between Two Crossings (Gaza, occupied Palestine/Baltimore Premiere)//Conversation (discussants TBA) //Art Reception

in partnership with 2640 Space
Sunday, October 27/2019 //4pm-8pm
2640 St Paul St, Baltimore, MD
Films: The Feeling of Being Watched (Chicago//Baltimore Premiere) and Black Panther archival shorts (Berkeley) //Conversation (discussants TBA)
In partnership with Creative Alliance
Sunday, November 10/2019 //2pm-6pm

3134 Eastern Ave Baltimore, Maryland
Films: Las Sandinistas (Nicaragua) and Naila and the Uprising (occupied Palestine)//Conversation (discussants TBA)


For more information you may send a Facebook message or email to

We hope to see you at all the events for wonderful conversation and community building!

Earlier Event: October 20
Home Movie Day