Black Theatre: The Making of a Movement documents the birth of a new theatre out of the Civil Rights activism of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s.
Under the guidance of acclaimed South African storyteller, Gcina Mhlophe, five orphaned children from Swaziland collaborate to craft a collective fairytale drawn from their darkest memories and brightest dreams.
Filmed entirely in October of 2008, a time when gentrification is rapidly displacing the working and middle classes, Wall Street is plummeting, and then-Senator Barack Obama is making his first Continue Reading →
On a snowy night in February 1972, the 33 year old jazz trumpet star Lee Morgan was shot dead by his common-law wife, Helen, during a gig at a club Continue Reading →
Set in Bertie County, a rural African American-led community in Eastern North Carolina, Raising Bertie takes audiences deep into the emotional lives of three boys Reginald “Junior” Askew, David “Bud” Continue Reading →
Malcolm X stated, “History is a people’s memory, and without a memory, man is demoted to the lower animals.”
Through extensive interviews with family and friends, archival footage, music and photographs, “Yuri” chronicles the Harlem native’s contributions to social change and participation in some of the most significant events Continue Reading →
The first feature-length documentary on gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples and her family group, the Staple Singers.
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