The feature documentary “What Of The Day” will make its world premiere at the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) next month. The feature length documentary, commissioned and produced by Jonathan A. Mason, Sr., International President and the General Board of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., in association with With Grace Productions, tells the story of the significance of the black fraternity movement in America, and chronicles Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. activities, as it prepared to celebrate its 100th Anniversary.
Narrated by actor Malik Yoba, the film is written and directed by Anthony A. Samad, Ph.D.
“This is an opportunity for the greater society to understand the prestige, power and relevance of the black fraternity movement, by chronicling one fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma, during its Centennial celebration. Its members have left an indelible footprint on American society,” remarked Anthony A. Samad, Ph.D.
Founded at Howard University on January 9, 1914, with a membership of over 150,000 and over 750 chapters worldwide, Phi Beta Sigma is the fraternity of such civil rights and cultural icons as James Weldon Johnson, Alain Leroy Locke, Asa Phillip Randolph, John Lewis, Hosea Williams, James Foreman, Huey P. Newton, Bill Clinton, Al Sharpton, Harry Belafonte and a host of other. The film documents the charges and challenges that it faced in turning a century old.
The film will make its world premiere at the PAFF on Saturday, February 6, 2016.
Watch a trailer below: