Documentary

Ava DuVernay’s “When They See Us” Wins Mass Attention for Focus on Falsely Accused Central Park Five

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor The painful true stories of five falsely accused young men, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, and Korey Wise, has been brought to light in excruciatingly vivid detail by director Ava DuVernay. The group known as the Central Park Five would receive 6 to 13 years…

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Historic Black Myrtle Beach nightclub documentary “Charlie’s Place” wins Emmy award

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Southeast chapter on Saturday held the 45th Annual Southeast Emmy Awards ceremony in Buckhead, Ga. At the event, South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) received an Emmy award for Best Historical/Cultural – Program for “Charlie’s Place.” Part of the network’s “Carolina Stories” series, “Charlie’s Place” tells the story…

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PBS Documentary to Explore History of Transatlantic Slave Trade

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent Acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson and his production company Firelight Films announced that, “Creating the New World: The Transatlantic Slave Trade,” will air on PBS in 2021. The four-part documentary will be the final installment in Firelight’s three-part series for Independent Lens, called America Revisited, which began with “The Black…

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Documentary “Black Memorabilia” Premieres on Independent Lens February 4

Black Memorabilia explores the world of racist material, both antique and newly produced, that propagate demeaning representations of African Americans and promotes white supremacy. From industrial China to the rural South to Brooklyn, the film shines a light on those who reproduce, consume and reclaim these racially insensitive items, from “Jolly Nigger” banks to Mammy kitchenware,…

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NNPA President Dr. Benjamin Chavis Says Reginald Lewis Film Offers Transcendent Message for Millennials at Cannes Film Festival

By Freddie Allen, Editor-in-Chief, NNPA Newswire Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, the president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), co-hosted an event celebrating international filmmakers and the European premiere of a documentary about the life and legacy of Reginald F. Lewis, America’s first Black billionaire, during the Cannes Film Festival in France. Dr.…

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