Black and White, a film by Edgar Garcia Chavez

Black & White

This experimental film dissects the Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary’s definitions of the words Black and White – to prove how historically, the meanings of the words have been ingrained with very specific connotations in relation to race and ethnicity.

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Oregon Society of Artists 3rd Annual Multicultural and Diversity Show, July 2024

We are thrilled to announce that Black & White was selected for the 3rd Annual Multicultural & Diversity Show hosted by the Oregon Society of Artists at 2185 SW Park Place in Portland, Oregon. 

The exhibit will be open and films available to view until July 25th.

Available for Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android/Google Play, Android TV, Apple iPhone, Apple TV, Chromecast and iPad apps.

And distributed in the educational market through Third World Newsreel:

Cast

Black & White, starring Bryson Black
Bryson Black as Black Man

Bryson attended the Western Oregon University acting school (2019), he brings a captivating presence to the stage and screen. He brings raw emotion to any scene. He’s also a master of accents, seamlessly transforming his voice to embody a wide range of characters. And when the script calls for action, Bryson shines in fight choreography, delivering believable and dynamic combat sequences.

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Awards

Super Short Category, Best Cinematography North America: Black & White by Edgar Garcia Chavez, Winner 2020 Edition
Super Short Category, Best Cinematography North America Winner 2020 Edition
Black & White, Best Experiment Micro Film at the Oregon Documentary Film Festival
Oregon Documentary Film Festival, Fall 2020, Best Experimental Micro Film
Black & White, Best Short Film at the Black Truth Film Festival
Best Short Film, 2nd Annual Black Truth Film Festival
Black & White, Best Experimental Film Award at the Austin Micro Film Festival
Austin Micro Film Festival, Spring 2021, Best Experimental Film Award
Black & White Best Drama Award, Snohomish Film Festival 2021
Winner Best Drama Award, Snohomish Film Festival 2021

Behind the scenes/rehearsals

Black & White, Actor Bryson Black stands in front of Black Lives Matter posters
Black & White, Actor Bryson Black stands in front of Black Lives Matter posters with white paint on his hands
Black & White rehearsal, Actor Bryson Black dips his hands in white paint
Black & White, the paint bucket of white paint and Actor Bryson Black dipping his hands
Black & White rehearsal, Director Edgar Garcia Chavez and Actor Bryson Black
Black & White rehearsal, Director Edgar Garcia Chavez and Actor Bryson Black

The power of visualizing the meaning of the words “Black & White”.