Watch The Trailer For HBO’s ‘King In The Wilderness’ With D…

HBO newest documentary titled King In The Wilderness chronicles the last few years of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life before his assassination. After earning rave reviews at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, HBO picked up the rights to Peter Kunhardt’s King In The Wilderness documentary. And today, the cable juggernaut has decided to share the newest trailer for the Dr. Martin Luther Jr.-starring […]

Is It Time for a Reassessment of Malcolm X?

A new Smithsonian Channel film, “The Lost Tapes,” challenges misconceptions about the charismatic leader Malcolm X by Copain, c. 1967 (NPG, gift of the Anchor Foundation) By Allison Keyessmithsonian.com The voice of Malcolm X is like a baritone saxophone—powerful, full, and deep with a gravely gravitas that demands your attention. What better instrument for a man whose forceful, fiery […]

Race War Official Trailer #2

Since the election of Donald Trump to President, people have been asking “Is it racism?” We are the first film in history that dares to ask “Is it a race war?” And are Black people the targets. From the creators of the historic films 7AM and Gentrified comes the first documentary in history that speaks […]

Discover Black Lives Matter Toronto’s kids summer camp, modeled after the Black Panthers Oakland Community School

  Lu Asfaha’s short documentary Freedom Summer follows the transformative project modeled after the Black Panther Party for Self Defence’s Oakland Community School.   source: Discover Black Lives Matter Toronto’s kids summer camp, modeled after the Black Panthers Oakland Community School

Previously Banned Film Finally Released Exposing How U.S. Installed Neo-Nazis in Ukraine

  A full original English version of controversial director and documentary filmmaker Oliver Stone’s “Ukraine on Fire” has finally been made available in the United States — after being blackballed for distribution in the US and Europe when released in 2016. The film openly explores Ukraine’s 2014 Maidan, and in the process, uncovers some damning truths about […]

Recy Taylor, who fought for justice after 1944 rape, dies

ABBEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Recy Taylor, a black Alabama woman whose rape by six white men in 1944 drew national attention, died Thursday. She was 97. Taylor died in her sleep at a nursing home in Abbeville, her brother Robert Corbitt said. He said Taylor had been in good spirits the previous day and her […]

Film Review: ‘This Bitter Earth:’ The Rape of Recy Taylor

By Kelisha B. Graves   Alma Daniels, Recy Taylor’s younger sister, hums out a pithy ultimatum at the onset of the film: “What they did to her? They didn’t need to live.” Nancy Buirski’s documentary, ‘The Rape of Recy Taylor,’ is equal parts wrenching and relevant. The documentary unfurls gingerly and casually against the beat […]

“Rikers: An American Jail”: A New Film on Mass Incarceration

By Michael T. Barry Jr This post is part of my blog series that announces the release of new films in African American History and African Diaspora Studies. Today, I am featuring “Rikers: An American Jail”  which is currently screening at locations across the country and is streaming at RIKERSfilm.org. *** Bill Moyers With an introduction by executive editor Bill Moyers, this […]

Help support Afro-Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando’s new film, Sisters of the Heart

We are writing to share a unique opportunity to help support the work of Afro-Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando​. Her latest documentary, ​Sisters of the Heart, ​now in production, presents the little known story of the Oblate Sisters​ of Providence, a Black Catholic order that, since 1829, has educated poor children of African descent from Cuba to […]

‘CRUEL AND UNUSUAL’ DIRECTOR: THE STORY OF THE ‘ANGOLA 3’ IS TRIUMPH OF HUMAN SPIRIT

by KEVIN GOSZTOLA Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3. Still from trailer of the documentary film, “Cruel And Unusual” The “Angola 3” spent more time in solitary confinement than any other incarcerated individuals in the United States, and now, a documentary telling their story will soon be released. Director Vadim Jean is raising funds so the […]