TRAVELING WHILE BLACK
Immersive Storytelling | 18 minutes

HIFF 2019

Short Films

This film played at HIFF 2019
on 10/11/2019, 10/12/2019 and 10/13/2019
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Directed By
Roger Ross Williams
Ayesha Nadarajah

Produced By
Félix&Paul Studios
Ayesha Nadarajah
Jihan Robinson
Lina Srivastava
Dorian Dargan

Written By
Felix&Paul Studios

Featuring
Sandra Butler-Truesdale
Virginia Ali
Therrell Smith
Courtland Cox
Frank Smith
David Strader
Amanda King
Samaria Rice


2018 | English | USA

Academy Award® winner Roger Ross Williams and Ayesha Nadarajah’s finely observed and crafted visit to Ben’s Chili Bowl, a famed DC restaurant, transforms a central community locale into a symbolic safe space. African American visitors, some of whom lived through segregation, sit and share a moment of honest discussion, reflecting on their experiences of restricted movement and race relations in the U.S. These stories strengthen bonds among communities by bringing hidden histories into our modern collective consciousness.


Virtual Reality Immersive Storytelling is open to the public at the East Hampton Library:
• Friday + Saturday: 11am-4pm
• Sunday: 1-5pm

No tickets required. Admission is FREE and granted on a first-come, first-served basis.