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Traveling While Black

Roger Ross Williams / US, 2019 / 20 min.

Filmmaker and writer Roger Ross Williams makes use of VR technology to have us experience what it means to be black in the United States.

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In Traveling While Black you are seated at a table in Ben”s Chili Bowl, a restaurant in Washington that”s in 'The Green Book'. This guide - to call it a survival guide would not be overstating it - was used from the 1940s through the 1960s to tell African Americans where to find safe and friendly petrol stations, hotels, restaurants and hospitals.

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