Welcome to Broaklyn

Broaklyn Film & Theater Company is impassioned by the belief that everyone has a spectacular story, regardless of geographical bounds, sexual preference, race, and socio-economic status.

We project narratives of traditionally underrepresented peoples from across the world facing challenges central to underserved communities across the world.

   

Brixton x Oakland x Brooklyn

Gentrification has been a hot-button-issue in Brooklyn and Oakland for the last decade, as new development is bringing new residents and new energy to both culturally rich cities.

The Brooklyn Reconstructed series explores themes of gentrification & development in communities facing the age old struggle for sovereignty. Within those narratives are conversations about race, class, and policy amidst startling transformation.

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The Talking Book On Wheels

In East African nations, matatu (Swahili) are privately owned minibuses functioning as easily accessible share taxis. Often decorated with popular icons and sounds, matatu offer not only a means of travel, but access to what is new and current in the world.

We invite you to come aboard the Matatu Film Series as we present global stories of humility, pride, resistance, and faith. We hope you'll enjoy the ride.

Matatu Film Series

Stories of Racial Profiling

We love sharing beautiful stories that unite different peoples of the world.  Sometimes, however, healing arrives in the form of testimony of shame and humiliation.

The iwasprofiled campaign was conceived following the murder of Trayvon Martin, and encourages victims of racial profiling to tell their stories by offering a mobile solution for recording, geo-tracking, and sharing real time experiences.

What's your story?

We Need Your Support

Broaklyn Film & Theater Co. is a member of the Intersection Incubator, a program of Intersection for the Arts providing fiscal sponsorship, networking, and consulting for artists.

Intersection is one of the Bay Area's oldest alternative arts spaces, presenting groundbreaking works in the literary, performing, visual, and interdisciplinary arts. Help sustain our mission today!

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MATATU FILM SERIES

LET THE FIRE BURN


On May 13, 1985, a longtime feud between the city of Philadelphia and controversial radical urban group MOVE came to a deadly climax. By order of local authorities, police dropped military-grade explosives onto a MOVE-occupied rowhouse. TV cameras captured the conflagration that quickly escalated—and resulted in the tragic deaths of eleven people (including five children) and the destruction of 61 homes. It was only later discovered that authorities decided to “...let the fire burn.”

Using only archival news coverage and interviews, first-time filmmaker Osder has brought to life one of the most tumultuous and largely forgotten clashes between government and citizens in modern American history.