“America Street”–a film by Idrissou Mora-Kpai
We are pleased to announce the virtual screenings of America Street, a documentary film by Idrissou Mora-Kpai who is providing free access to the film, shot five years ago in Charleston in the wake of the Walter Scott killing. In solidarity with the latest movement of social protest for racial justice, the film is freely accessible from June 2-June 9.
You can access it here: Click on WATCH AT HOME button.
Idrissou Mora-Kpai is an award winning filmmaker. Born in Benin, West Africa, Idrissou has made a name for himself with his social documentaries tackling post-colonial African societies, African migrations and diasporas. Idrissou’s filmography includes “Indochina Traces of a Mother”, “Arlit The Second Paris”, and “ Si-Gueriki, The Queen Mother,” which have been screened at festivals throughout the world, including at Rotterdam International Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, Cannes International Film Festival (Institut Français screening), Sheffield Doc/Fest, Bussan International Film Festival, Mill Valley Film festival, Cinéma du Réel– Paris, Margaret Mead Documentary Film Festival, Viennale International Film Festival, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival and received numerous international prizes and awards. Idrissou’s most recent film, America Street (2019) explores the daily struggles of an African-American community in a quickly gentrifying historical black neighborhood in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, just after the 2015 Walter Scott killing. In 2013, Idrissou was one of the recipients of the Prince Claus Award. A graduate from Film University Babelsberg, Konrad Wolf in Germany, Idrissou has been a guest artist and visiting faculty member at Cornell University, Duke University and the University of Pittsburgh.