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  • Black DawnBlack Dawn - An animated account of Haiti's liberation told through the eyes of two African slaves.

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  • Conversations with Roy DeCarava - The life of the first black photographer to win a Guggenheim Fellowship.

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  • Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker - Friend and advisor to Martin Luther King, Jr., Ella Baker played an instrumental role in shaping the American civil rights movement.

  • Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker - Friend and advisor to Martin Luther King, Jr., Ella Baker played an instrumental role in shaping the American civil rights movement.

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  • Ghosts of AtticaGhosts of Attica - The definitive account of America's most violent prison rebellion, its deadly suppression, the days of torture that ensued, and the almost 30 year legal case that followed.

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  • I Am Somebody - Named to the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress and preserved by the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, Madeline Anderson’s essential work brings viewers to the front lines of the fight for civil rights.

  • In Motion: Amiri Baraka - Biographical profile of the out-spoken African-American writer.

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  • Long Story Short - Over 100 people at homeless shelters, food banks, and job training centers discuss their experiences of poverty.

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  • No Loans TodayNo Loans Today - Fringe banking in redlined, post-riot South Central Los Angeles.

  • Now he's out in public and everyone can see - Online videos diaries are stitched together into a dense, polyphonic essay on race and identity.

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  • Portraits of America - Natalie Bookchin is an artist and filmmaker who, through virtuosic editing and innovative sonic and visual montage, interrogates the American crisis and its increased inequality and polarization.

  • Public Enemy - Four former leaders of the Black Panther Party reflect on the impact of their radical 60s civil rights movement, and the promise and limitations of attempting revolutionary change.

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  • Seven Songs for Malcolm XSeven Songs for Malcolm X - An homage to the inspirational African-American civil rights leader.

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  • Taking Back Detroit - In the '70s and early '80s Detroit was the site of an unusual development in U.S. urban politics, as voters elected two socialists to citywide office. The film examines these people against the backdrop of a city in extreme economic crisis.

More Films & DVDs on African-Americans
  • Rice and Peas - The experiences of a Trinidadian restaurant owner in Brooklyn.

  • Travis - The inspirational story of a 10-year-old boy with full-blown AIDS.

 
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