Film: Black Ballerina

Richmond Meeting Room
Richmond/Senator Milton Marks

351 9th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118
United States

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Tuesday, 2/18/2020
7:00 - 8:00

Set in the overwhelmingly white world of classical dance, Black Ballerina tells the stories of amazingly talented black ballerinas from several generations who face racism, exclusion and unequal opportunity while pursuing their dreams to dance.

Interviews are combined with stunning archival footage and photography to explore how the challenges of the past still exist in the ethereal world of ballet today. Directed by Frances McElroy. TV-G, 57 mins., 2016.

*photo credit: Raven Wilkinson in costume at the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Photo: historicheroines.org

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