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Films At Caam – Behind The Veil Features Films Highlighting A Political Scandal, National Crisis And Dreaming While Black
By Sentinel News Service
Published November 6, 2014

 Films at CAAM features Vanishing Pearls, which tells a story based in Pointe à la Hache, a close-knit fishing village on the Gulf Coast.

One of the California African American Museum’s (CAAM) signature programs is Films at CAAM, which screens mostly first run, thematically linked, award-winning and critically-acclaimed documentary films during the months of April, June, August, and November.  As we approach November, Films at CAAM presents its series Lifting the Veil, showcasing several films throughout the month that reveals the truth and aftermath of a political scandal, a national crisis beyond one company and reaching for the American dream while black.


Films at CAAM will present the following documentaries:

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 7 p.m.

VANISHING PEARLS (2014, 80 min)?Following the 2011 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, director Nailah Jefferson’s Vanishing Pearls chronicles the untold story of personal and professional devastation in Pointe à la Hache, a close-knit fishing village on the Gulf Coast.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 7 p.m.

ANITA HILL: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER (2013, 95 min)Against a backdrop of sex, politics and race, Anita reveals the intimate story of a woman who spoke truth to power. Directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Freida Lee Mock, the film is both a celebration of Anita Hill’s legacy and a rare glimpse into her private life with friends and family, many of whom were by her side that fateful day 23 years ago.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 7 p.m.


AMERICAN PROMISE (2013, 135 min)?This film chronicles 13 years as directors, Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, who are middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, New York, turn their cameras on their son, Idris and his best friend Seun,   Both African American males, are filmed as they make their way through Dalton, a mostly white and prestigious private school. Idris will be present at CAAM for a ‘talkback’ and Q &A afterwards.

CAAM is located at 600 State Drive in Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037. Admission is always free! Accessible parking for all of Exposition Park is located at 39th & Figueroa for $10 per vehicle. For more information on CAAM call (213) 744-7432 or visit Find CAAM on Twitter and Facebook at and


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