Traveling While Black Film Artists

Published in Events & News

Traveling While Black is a cinematic VR experience that immerses the viewer in the long history of restriction of movement for black Americans and the creation of safe spaces in our communities. Academy Award winner Roger Ross Williams and Emmy Award-winning Felix & Paul Studios' film transports you to historic Ben's Chili Bowl in Washington DC. The viewer shares an intimate series of moments with several of the patrons of Ben's as they reflect on their experiences of restricted movement and race relations in the U.S. Confronting the way we understand and talk about race in America, Traveling While Black highlights the urgent need to not only remember the past but to learn from it, and facilitate a dialogue about the challenges minority travelers still face today.

About Film Artists:

Roger Ross Williams

Roger Ross Williams
Roger Ross Williams is an Academy Award–winning and Emmy-winning director, producer, and writer. He was the first African American director to win an Academy Award, for his short film Music by Prudence.

Félix Lajeunesse

Félix Lajeunesse
Félix Lajeunesse is an Emmy-winning filmmaker and visual artist. After directing films, commercials, and immersive-video installations, he joined Paul Raphaël to develop award-winning stereoscopic 3-D films and large-scale multimedia installations.

 

Paul Raphael

Paul Raphaël
Paul Raphaël is an Emmy-winning filmmaker and visual artist. With a passion for cinematic storytelling and visual effects, he joined Félix Lajeunesse to develop award-winning stereoscopic 3-D films and large-scale multimedia installations.

Ayesha Nadarajah

Ayesha Nadarajah
Ayesha Nadarajah is a documentary producer; this is her directorial debut. Most recently, she co-produced a feature documentary for CNN Films, American Jail, which premiered in 191 countries.