Baobab Filmhouse is located in the Edge District of Memphis, at 652 Marshall Avenue, one block from Sun Studios.
The 42-seat Filmhouse celebrates the cinematic work of Black filmmakers and talent and is dedicated to providing the opportunity for filmmakers from all ethnic groups to share and promote authentic stories that reflect the true reality of Black people around the world.
The Filmhouse’s name is derived from the baobab tree, which is an icon of the African savannah, a symbol of life and positivity in a landscape where little else can thrive. Growing wild in 32 countries across the continent, it is at the heart of many traditional remedies and folklore and can have a lifespan of up to 5,000 years. The baobab tree was said to have emerged from the acacia tree of Iusaaset, which the Ancient Egyptians considered the tree of life, referring to it as the "tree in which life and death are enclosed."
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