Who We Are

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Black Cinema Collective (BCC) is a group of multicultural artists and scholars who examine and celebrate works of African and Afro-diasporic filmmakers through programmed screenings and community discussions. With a Black global lens, we consider intersectional histories and topical stories by supporting films from local and global artists, activists, documentarians, and organizers. Our screenings and artist talks also explore radical cinematic imaginaries within contemporary art, music, performance and poetry practices. Through our work we act as custodians and students who learn and hold the broader spectrum of Afro-Diasporic cultures. 

BCC is proud to be fiscally sponsored by Northwest Film Forum and is a recipient  of the Seattle Foundation Creative Equity Fund (2021), the 4Culture Projects Grant (2021), the Redmond Arts Season Grant (2021), and the Simpson Center for the Humanities Graduate Research Grant (2019). BCC is currently a project of i.ma.gine | e.volve™

 

Our Roots

We were founded in 2019 by Berette Macaulay at the behest of Susan Harewood at University of Washington-Bothell. Together with founding members Mateó B. Ochoa (aka Chile Dulce) and Savita Krishnamoorthy, we organize screenings, watch parties and talks that hold space for the complex existence and storytelling inventions of Diasporians.

 

We have benefited from a guiding Advisory Circle lead by Susan Harewood alongside Lauren S Berliner and Cooper T. Sealy, as well as our cherished community of friends and partners who work with us to platform work otherwise unknown to Seattle audiences and beyond. 

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Photo by Berette S Macaulay

Student screening at the Diversity Center, University of Washington Bothell. HORROR NOIRE (2019, USA), Dir. Xavier Burgin

 

The Collective

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Berette S Macaulay

Founder + Lead Organizer

Partnerships, Programs, Operations + Development

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Savita
Krishnamoorthy

Founding Member + Co-Organizer

Research & Development, + Programs

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Mateó B. Ochoa
(aka Chile Dulce)

Founding Member + Co-Organizer

Media Design + Programs

Advisory Circle

» Susan Harewood | film study, pedagogy, purpose

» Lauren S. Berliner | communications, organizational operations support