The Ancestors Came

Friday, October 26, Freer|Sackler Gallery of Art
Runtime: 5 min

This short film explores the life and work of prolific artist Faith Ringgold. By eschewing linear narrative and drawing connections within her collection of works, the film weaves a larger narrative throughout the story.

Part of “Black Radical Imagination” Program by Jheanelle Brown and Darol Olu Kae.  Read their essay about the program.

Check out some amazing objects in the museum's collection related to this film.
<I>America Free Angela</I> Credit: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture