Traveling While Black

About

Academy Award winner Roger Ross Williams’s finely observed and crafted visit to Ben’s Chili Bowl, a famed DC restaurant, transforms a central community locale into a symbolic safe space. African American visitors, some of whom lived through segregation, sit and share a moment of honest discussion, reflecting on their experiences of restricted movement and race relations in the U.S. These stories strengthen bonds among communities by bringing hidden histories into our modern collective consciousness.

Screens with VR Cinema Program 2

YEAR 2018

CATEGORY VR Experience

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 21 min

WEBSITE http://www.travelingwhileblack.org

EMAIL ayesha.nadarajah@gmail.com

PHONE (201) 919-7417

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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.