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Pioneers of African-American Cinema

Pioneers of African-American Cinema

Director: Richard Norman, Richard Maurice, Spencer Williams, Oscar Micheaux
Year: 2015

A monumental collection of historically vital films, digitally mastered in HD using archival elements. This collection of the works of America's legendary first African-American filmmakers is the only one of its kind with no fewer than a dozen feature-length films and nearly twice as many shorts and rare fragments. Subject matter includes race issues that went unaddressed by Hollywood for decades. 

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STOP

STOP

Director: Spencer Wolff

STOP places the stop and frisk controversy in the context of a long history of civil rights, with profound implications for today's criminal justice system.

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Legacy of a Dream

Legacy of a Dream

Director: Richard Kaplan

Legacy of a Dream is a 24 minute film that uses selected footage from the 180 minute Academy Award nominated documentary King: A Filmed Record; Montgomery to Memphis to present a shorter account of Dr. King's non-violent campaign for civil rights and social justice.

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Brown Bread

Brown Bread

Director: Sarah Gross
Year: 2015

It all started with a vision. In the 1970s Margot and Peter made their first steps away from a normal family and began to adopt, integrating children of poverty and children of privilege, black and white under one roof.

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I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

Director: Raoul Peck
Year: 2016

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO is an examination of racism in America through the lens of James Baldwin’s unfinished book, REMEMBER THIS HOUSE. Intended as an account of the lives of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr., each of whom James Baldwin personally knew, only a 30-page manuscript of the book was ever completed. Combining Baldwin’s manuscript with footage of depictions of African-Americans throughout American history, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO uses Baldwins words to illuminate the pervasiveness of American racism and the efforts to curtail it, from the civil rights movement to #BlackLivesMatter. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO explores the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism.

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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

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Year: 2016

The first documentary about Maya Angelou celebrates her life and reveals new insight into the life of this legendary performer, writer, poet and activist. 

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Trouble the Water

Trouble the Water

Director: Tia Lessin, Carl Deal
Year: 2008

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Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Director: Sophie Fiennes
Year: 2018

This electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with intimate personal footage, all the while brimming with Jones’s bold aesthetic.

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This Ain't No Mouse Music

This Ain't No Mouse Music

Director: Maureen Gosling, Chris Simon
Year: 2013

Filmmakers Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling join Chris Strachwitz for a hip-shaking stomp from New Orleans to Texas, Cajun country to Appalachia, as he continues his passionate quest for the musical soul of America.

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The Trials of Muhammad Ali

The Trials of Muhammad Ali

Director: Bill Siegel
Year: 2013

THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI investigates its extraordinary and often complex subject's life outside the boxing ring. From joining the controversial Nation of Islam and changing his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali, to his refusal to serve in the Vietnam War in the name of protesting racial inequality, to his global humanitarian work, Muhammad Ali remains an inspiring and controversial figure.

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