Torn Water Ritual #1: An Urban Ritual of Purification (1989) by Paper Tiger Television

Saturday, March 24, 1990, 8:00 pm


Curated and presented by Valerie Soe


1151 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA, 94103

Afrocentricity refers to a distinct African American perspective, an alternative to the Eurocentric tradition of mainstream American culture. It is an outgrowth of concepts first formulated in the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements of the 1960s advocating political and social empowerment through control of economic and cultural development. Tonight’s videotapes deal with concerns and issues of the African American community ranging from spiritual rediscovery to racial violence, from an Afrocentric perspective. Titles include: Ulysses Jenkins’ Self Divination (1989), Portia Cobb’s Species In*danger*ed (1989), Robert Wheaton’s Why Can’t We Be Friends? (1989), O. Funmilayo Makarah’s Define (1988), Paper Tiger Television’s Torn Water Ritual #1: An Urban Ritual of Purification (1989).