The Hayti Heritage Center, 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.  While emphasis is placed on works by makers from the American South, films from across the African diaspora can be seen. 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.