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bwcTV is a curator and showcase of seldom seen classic features and new films from around the world. bwcTV’s mission is to presents films that bring us story with compelling content and a human dimension seldom presented in mainstream cinema and television. bwcTV is a project of Black World Cinema, a monthly screening series founded in Chicago in 2005.

Black World Cinema grew out of the experiences of filmmaker and curator Floyd Webb, founder of the Blacklight Film Festival, which operated in Chicago, from 1982-1993.
http://blackworldcinema.net

Additionally, bwcTV will present new and original programming by our staff and network of filmmakers cultivated over 30 years globally. We will cover local, national and global events. We will be acquiring new short films, present special features on history, sci-fi and Afrofuturism, live jam sessions, instructional programming on coding and much much more over the years to come.

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bwcTV Subscription

bwcTV is a curator and showcase of seldom seen classic features and new films from around the world. bwcTV’s mission is to presents films that bring us story with compelling content and a human dimension seldom presented in mainstream cinema and television. bwcTV is a project of Black World Cinema, a monthly screening series founded in Chicago in 2005.

Black World Cinema grew out of the experiences of filmmaker and curator Floyd Webb, founder of the Blacklight Film Festival, which operated in Chicago, from 1982-1993.
http://blackworldcinema.net

Additionally, bwcTV will present new and original programming by our staff and network of filmmakers cultivated over 30 years globally. We will cover local, national and global events. We will be acquiring new short films, present special features on history, sci-fi and Afrofuturism, live jam sessions, instructional programming on coding and much much more over the years to come.

  • Lover's Rock (2011)

    1 Video

  • 1960s Great Black Music

    7 Videos

  • MACHETERO **Six International Aw...

    1 Video

  • Fred Hampton and the Politics of...

    7 Videos

  • The Harder They Come

    1 Video

  • Standing at the Scratch Line by ...

    1 Video

  • Radial Romance

    1 Video

  • Cinema Afrika: Les Saignantes

    20 Videos

  • AfroFuturism

    7 Videos

  • OurStory

    12 Videos

  • Black Cinema 1900-1955

    15 Videos

  • Chicago Shorts

    4 Videos

  • Paul Robeson

    3 Videos

  • Nina Simone

    3 Videos

  • Sports History

    4 Videos

  • Martial Arts

    5 Videos

  • All Musics

    35 Videos

  • VideoGame Previews

    3 Videos

  • Black People in Space 1927-1961

    3 Videos

  • RemixAfrica

    17 Videos

  • bwcTV October 2016

    5 Videos

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  1. Lover's Rock (2011)

    1 Video

    THE STORY OF LOVER’S ROCK 96 mins/colour/2011
    Director and Producer: Menelik Shabazz

    The Story of Lovers Rock is a documentary film that tells the story of how Lovers Rock music defined a generation in the late 70’s and 80’s hugely impacting on British Pop Culture. The Story Of Lover’s Rock combines comedy, live performance, interviews and archive footage to shed light on the music and the generation that embraced it. Contributors to the do...

  2. 1960s Great Black Music

    7 Videos

    Great performances of great musicians in the 1960s

  3. MACHETERO **Six International Awards ...

    1 Video

    MACHETERO
    (2008) 1h 38min | Crime, Drama, News |
    Director: Vagabond Beaumont

    “A powerful piece of Filmmaking… I dug it. I loved the film”
    – Sam Greenlee author & co-screenwriter of The Spook Who Sat By The Door

    Post 9/11 definitions, ideas and notions of terrorism are challenged in this highly controversial and experimental film. Machetero is an allegorical narrative that follows French journalist Jean Dumont played by Isaach de Bankolé (...

  4. Fred Hampton and the Politics of Resi...

    7 Videos

    Fred Hampton (August 30, 1948 – December 4, 1969) was an American activist and revolutionary,[3] chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party (BPP), and deputy chairman of the national BPP. Hampton was assassinated while sleeping at his apartment during a raid by a tactical unit of the Cook County, Illinois State's Attorney's Office, in conjunction with the Chicago Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in December...

  5. The Harder They Come

    1 Video

  6. Standing at the Scratch Line by Julie...

    1 Video

    "Our deepest memories live at the shoreline...where the Atlantic ocean meets solid ground"

    The first “Great Migration,” which occurred from 1916–1930, saw the African-American population of Philadelphia increase from 62,000 in 1900 to 220,000 in 1930, as a direct result of the Pennsylvania Railroad offering free transportation to southern blacks willing to work in northern cities, after facing labor shortages from the First World War. The decisi...

  7. Radial Romance

    1 Video

    Burning an Illusion is a British film, written and directed by Menelik Shabazz, about a young British-born black woman's love life, mostly shot in London's Notting Hill and Ladbroke Grove communities. It was only the second British feature to have been made by a black director, following Horace Ové’s 1975 Pressure,and is described by Stephen Bourne as "the first British film to give a black woman a voice of any kind." Imruh Bakari worked with Shaba...

  8. Cinema Afrika: Les Saignantes

    20 Videos

    Les Saignantes is a 2005 futuristic, sci-fi, erotic thriller with a strong political sensibility. Two sexy young women win the favors of the corrupt political elite, but when one of these leaders dies in the middle of a sexual act, the friends are left with a corpse to get rid of. Bekolo eviscerates the ruling elite but with the canny use of inter-titles also leaves the audience with something to ponder. The film won the Silver Stallion (second bes...

  9. AfroFuturism

    7 Videos

    The great musician/prophet/teacher Sun Ra taught us "there are many worlds." What at first seems obvious gives way to infinite depths of express and spiritual excursion.

    Afrofuturism is a literary and cultural aesthetic that combines elements of science fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, Afrocentricity, and magic realism with non-Western cosmologies in order to critique not only the present-day dilemmas of people of color, but also to revise...

  10. OurStory

    12 Videos

    History of the Black Diaspora

  11. Black Cinema 1900-1955

    15 Videos

    bwcTV will be presenting black filmworks from the early 20th Century and seldom seem works featuring black actors from abroad.

  12. Chicago Shorts

    4 Videos

    Short Original docs made in Chicago by filmmaker Jim Quatrokki and sometimes producer by bwcTV's curator/founder, Floyd Webb.

    Chicago like most cities, has it's array of great characters, Ordinary people, larger than life, just living life the best they can. Jim has over 180 of these shorts in his collection. We'll be showing the best of those and acquirign more from other local filmmakers.

  13. Paul Robeson

    3 Videos

    Paul Leroy Robeson (April 9, 1898 – January 23, 1976) was an American bass singer and actor who became involved with the Civil Rights Movement. At Rutgers College, he was an outstanding American football player, and then had an international career in singing, with a distinctive, powerful, deep bass voice, as well as acting in theater and movies. He became politically involved in response to the Spanish Civil War, fascism, and social injustices. Hi...

  14. Nina Simone

    3 Videos

    Nina Simone was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist who worked in a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop.

    And we love her.

  15. Sports History

    4 Videos

    From field and track to martial arts, bwcTV will present histories of great athletes from Battling Siki to the Williams Sisters

  16. Martial Arts

    5 Videos

    bwcTV wants to build an archive of interesting films on one of the lesser explored sports sub-cultures in America, martial arts. We're coming the streets for films like documentaries like Southside Warrior and we want new compelling features as well.

  17. All Musics

    35 Videos

    The bwcTV loves music in all it's forms, across all time periods. In this collection we share our favorite "musics."

  18. VideoGame Previews

    3 Videos

    A look at existing and upcoming video games.

  19. Black People in Space 1927-1961

    3 Videos

    For the first 60 years of science fiction in the 20th Century the presence of black people had only been seen once on movies screens, French Surrealist filmmaker's Jean Renoir's 1927 film Charleston(Sur Air un de Charleston).

    33 years later 2 Sci-fi space films arrive with black men as significant characters. First Space Ship on Venus and Assignment Outer Space. Both films were produced abroad.

    For much of the history of American cinema, the...

  20. RemixAfrica

    17 Videos

    This program was created by curator Floyd Webb as Black World Cinema's contribution to the Spotlight Africa Section of the 2015 Chicago International Film Festival. Spotlight Africa: African Music Videos, was an exciting showcase of videos created by a new generation of directors and musicians that celebrate the vibrant sounds coming out of the continent.

    Africa remains an amazing continent, with all of it vast mineral and material resources...

  21. bwcTV October 2016

    5 Videos

    Our latest film additions for October.