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Ile Ife Films and the Arthur Hall Collection

Ile Ife Films and the Arthur Hall Collection is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) historical society dedicated to the arts and education. Founded in 1994 by the inspirational artist and humanitarian Arthur Hall (1934-2000), the organization is responsible for the preservation and dissemination of the Arthur Hall Collection of moving images, audio recordings, photographs, artifacts, and ephemera centered on African and African-American arts and culture.

The Arthur Hall Collection is dedicated to gathering, preserving, and making available materials about the dance work of Arthur Hall and the history of the Arthur Hall Afro-American Dance Ensemble of Philadelphia (1958 to 1988).

A nonprofit, tax exempt, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the arts and education, Ile Ife Films was originally a media production arm of The Ile Ife Center for the Arts and Humanities, also known as The Ile Ife Black Humanitarian Center in Philadelphia. There, it was under the direction of Arthur Hall for the production of ORISUN OMI (The Well) by Bruce Williams, filmed in Bahia, Brazil, in 1978 and released in 1982.

The current company was proposed by Arthur Hall in 1994 and incorporated in the State of Maine in 1995. Ile Ife Films is a 501(c) nonprofit organization.