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Founded in 1997 by Moikgantsi Kgama, ImageNation Cinema Foundation is an innovative Harlem-based non-profit created to develop cinemas and audiences for independent films and music, that depict the global Black experience. ImageNation's goal is to empower Black communities by presenting a variety of public programs that foster media equity, media literacy, solidarity, cross-cultural exchange and highlight the humanity of Pan-African people worldwide. 


ImageNation has hosted film screenings, live music performances, and other cultural events for audiences worldwide. Key partnerships include the Apollo Theater, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and New York City Parks Department to name a few. ImageNation has presented internationally in South Africa, Scotland and Canada and domestically at Harvard University, MASS MOCA and in Dallas, TX, Los Angeles, CA, Baltimore, MD and Washington DC. Prior to COVID-19 ImageNation’s RAW SPACE, featured independent film screenings, art exhibitions, live music and more. Programs have featured appearances by leading filmmakers such as Spike Lee, Lee Daniels, Stanley Nelson and Ava Duvernay.


ImageNation is a founding partner in AFFRM, a national film distribution collective, founded by Ava DuVernay.

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