Hayti, under the guidance of the St. Joseph's Historic Foundation, presents The Hayti Heritage Film Festival as a signature event each year to keep Black film alive. Emphasis is placed on Southern filmmakers of New and veteran artists screen films before a diverse crowd of film enthusiasts while vendors provide great food, beverages, arts and crafts. The Center preserves and advances the heritage and culture of the historic Hayti community in Durham, NC and the African American experience through programs that benefit the broader community locally, nationally and globally.
"I enjoyed the mix of highly contemporary films, classics, and the artist talkbacks."
"Black Southern filmmaking has a new home."
"I've seen images I'll forever be changed by."