Traveling while Black

360 Video | 20 min | Kromhouthal

Creators
Roger Ross Williams | Director
Ayesha Nadarajah | Co-Director

United States of America

Traveling while Black

Academy Award winner Roger Ross Williams’ 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.

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