Take Your Bags

"My take on slavery: When the Africans boarded the ships bound for America, they carried in their bags all their memories of home. When they arrived in the New World, their bags had been switched, and in them they found nigger, beast, slave,...Many generations later, the children of these Africans toured the Museum of Modern Art to see the sculptures and art of Picasso, Braque and Matisse. Lo! There were the beautiful icons of their ancestors, the images that had been stolen from their bags."--Camille Billops
Pricing & Ordering
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Higher Education Institutions DSL 1-year License $150.00
Higher Education Institutions DSL 3-years License $300.00
Higher Education Institutions DVD Sale $200.00
Higher Education Institutions Life Digital File Sale $600.00
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• Honoral Mention, National Black Programming Consortium
• Kenkeleba Gallery, 2010
• BAMCinematek, 2017
• International Film Festival Rotterdam, 1999
• Toronto International Film Festival, 1999
• Sundance Film Festival, 1999
• Atlanta Black Arts, High Museum of Art, 1998
• African Film Festival Now, Toronto, 1999
• Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema, 1999
• L.A. Independent Film Festival, 1999
• Women in the Directors Chair, 1999
• San Francisco Cinematheque, 1999
• Taos Talking Picture Festival, 1999
• Washington DC International Film Festival, 1999
• Writers Guild of America, 1999
• BBC International Short Films Festival, London, 1999
• One Way or Another, BAMcinematek, 2016

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TWN acknowledges that in New York we are on the unceded territory of the Lenni Lenape, Canarsie, Shinecock, and Munsee peoples and challenges the harm that continues to be inflicted upon Indigenous and People of Color communities here and abroad, which is why we all need to be part of the struggle for rights, equality and justice.

TWN is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Color Congress, MOSAIC, New York Community Trust, Peace Development Fund, Ford Foundation, Golden Globe Foundation, Kolibri Foundation and individual donors.