The second annual Define American Film Festival comes to Charlotte, NC May 11-13, 2017, in partnership with the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture. All events will be held at the Gantt Center.
Audience-goers will get an entertaining and informative look at the immigrant experience across a range of cultures. Each screening will be followed by panel discussions featuring filmmakers, actors, and local advocates.
Films highlighted include "Dolores," about civil rights activist and icon Dolores Huerta; "Meet the Patels," a romantic comedy/documentary about the family of Charlottean Ravi Patel; "White People," which Define American Co-Founder & CEO Jose Antonio Vargas directed and hosted for MTV; and "Am I: Too African to be American or Too American to be African?" which explores how African women here and in West Africa wrestle with concepts like race, complexion, gender, and heritage.