Street Movies! in Uptown at Baba Yahya's Garden

Thursday, August 9 at 7:45 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: Baba Yahya's Garden, 2229 N. Broad Street
Rain Location: AAUF Conference Center, 2231 N. Broad Street

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Street Movies!

With Special Guest Opening Performer: MOOR MOTHER


We invite you to join us for a night of free independent short films from local and international filmmakers! It's a fun evening for our Philadelphia neighborhoods! 

Each screening is hosted by a community organization and followed by a moderated discussion about the topics raised in the films. It’s a great way to see films, talk about community issues and meet your neighbors.

Performances start at 8pm!

Sponsored by PECO


Dirt dir. Darius Clark Monroe (USA, 2016, Short, Drama, Mystery, 6:00 min)

Some things must die to live.


Finding Connection: Youth Across the Diaspora (USA, 2018, experimental, 12:00 min)

POPPYN Production

Philadelphia young people engage and explore relationships with other young people across the African Diaspora.


Exploring Sun Ra's Afrofuturism (USA, 2017, Short, Animated, Documentary, 2:30 min)

A DUST Production

An intro into afrofuturism.


Sight dir. Janeen Talbott (USA, 2017, Documentary, 16:00 min)

Naji, a nonbeliever from a parallel earth, must make the ultimate sacrifice to save her tribe when supernatural forces bring a dark truth to light.


Afronauts dir. Frances Bodomo (USA, 2014, Narrative, 14:00 min)

16th July 1969: America prepares to launch Apollo 11. Thousands of kilometers away, a ragtag group of Zambian exiles is trying to beat America to the Moon.


Resistance: The Battle of Philadelphia dir. M. Asli Dukan (USA, 2018, narrative, 11:00 min)

A clandestine collective of residents mobilize to resist the pervasive surveillance and the repressive state violence of a powerful corporate government in a near-future Philadelphia.  Screening Episodes 1 and 2 of this series.

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