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Traveling While Black

About

The Green Book was a survival guide, first published in 1936, that African American travelers relied on to avoid brutal discrimination; it listed safe places that would fulfill their basic needs. In 1958, Ben and Virginia Ali’s new restaurant, Ben’s Chili Bowl, joined the list. This installation invites viewers into Roger Ross Williams’s emotionally moving VR experience about race and restricted movement in America, and afterward connect in an intimate booth at Ben’s Chili Bowl.

Located at New Frontier at The Ray

YEAR 2018

CATEGORY VR Experience

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 20 min

WEBSITE http://www.travelingwhileblack.org

EMAIL ayesha.nadarajah@gmail.com

PHONE (201) 919-7417

Credits

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Artist Bio

Roger Ross Williams

Roger Ross Williams is an Academy Award–winning and Emmy-winning director, producer, and writer. He was the first African American director to win an Academy Award, for his short film Music by Prudence.


Félix Lajeunesse

Félix Lajeunesse is an Emmy-winning filmmaker and visual artist. After directing films, commercials, and immersive-video installations, he joined Paul Raphaël to develop award-winning stereoscopic 3-D films and large-scale multimedia installations.


Paul Raphaël

Paul Raphaël is an Emmy-winning filmmaker and visual artist. With a passion for cinematic storytelling and visual effects, he joined Félix Lajeunesse to develop award-winning stereoscopic 3-D films and large-scale multimedia installations.


Ayesha Nadarajah

Ayesha Nadarajah is a documentary producer; this is her directorial debut. Most recently, she co-produced a feature documentary for CNN Films, American Jail, which premiered in 191 countries.