Documentary

Mike Colter, Gabourey Sidibe, Danny Glover and an All-Star Cast Perform The Radical King for Audible

Audible Inc., the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment, today announced the release of The Radical King. This collection of twenty-three of Martin Luther King Jr.’s essays and speeches, curated by Cornel West, is performed by LeVar Burton, Mike Colter, Leslie Odom, Jr., Colman Domingo, Danny Glover, Gabourey Sidibe,…

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New Malcolm X Documentary Film Delivers

By Imam Al-Hajj Hakim Abdul-Ali It was about two years ago that my good friend noted author and lecturer A. Peter Bailey mentioned to me that he was involved in a video production covering certain unknown aspects of El-Hajj Malik El- Shabazz’ political activist life. He was ecstatic about the project concerning late Muslim orator…

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Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities is the first and only feature documentary and multi-platform project to research, gather, and share a rich mosaic of stories that relay the history of HBCUs. The two-hour film and multi-platform project by award-winning documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson, explores the pivotal role…

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Film Review: I Am Not Your Negro

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) James Baldwin, the intellectual, civil rights activist and renowned author, left behind some biting and enlightening words about racism and the status of the Black community that are just as relevant today in this age of the Black Lives Matter movement. Baldwin was born in Harlem in 1924.…

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Drug War’s Horrors and Unsung Heroes Clash in Riveting POV Documentary ‘Kingdom of Shadows,’ Premiering Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 on PBS

The U.S.-Mexico drug war continues to rage, engulfing not only the border states of both countries but also entire regions of southern Mexico. It has claimed thousands of lives—27,000 people have disappeared since 2007—and devastated countless families. Bernardo Ruiz’s Kingdom of Shadows illuminates and humanizes the conflict by following the lives of three people—a U.S.…

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Troubled Veterans Recount War’s Horrors in POV Documentary ‘Of Men and War,’ Monday, May 30, 2016 on PBS

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, affects almost 30 percent of the 834,467 Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans treated through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Consumed by anger and traumatic memories long after their return, soldiers often resort to drugs or suicide to end their suffering.  Filmmaker Laurent Bécue-Renard provides a searing account of how…

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Whitney Dow’s ‘Whiteness Project’ Releases New Online Installment with POV

Intersection of I, the second installment of award-winning filmmaker Whitney Dow’s Whiteness Project, has been released online today. Produced in association with American Documentary | POV, Whiteness Project is an interactive investigation into how Americans who identify as white, or partially white, experience their race. Intersection of I examines millennials’ views about race and identity…

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