Titles Tagged 'African American Studies':
The Long Shadow
An astonishingly candid look at the history of anti-black racism in the United States, “The Long Shadow” traces the blunt imposition of white privilege and its ultimate manifestation-slavery.
A young black man searches for his identity in the aftermath of a fatal shooting in South Side, Chicago.
Based on a true story, this timely and important film tackles the issue of racial injustice and what it takes to overcome grief under difficult circumstances.
Life After Life
Life After Life follows the stories of Harrison, Noel, and Chris as they return home from San Quentin State Prison. After spending most of their lives incarcerated, they are forced to reconcile their perception of themselves with a reality they are unprepared for.
Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women
This documentary film concentrates on the contributions of American female instrumentalists in jazz from the early 1920s to the 1970s and the development and extent of the all-women jazz groups
Destination: Planet Negro
In 1939, a group of African American intellectuals come up with an ingenious and unlikely response to Jim Crow America -- leave the planet and populate Mars.
Their spacey adventure illuminates some hard truths about American culture, and threatens to undermine the timeline of history along the way.
Based on the inspirational true story of a young Ethiopian girl and a tenacious lawyer embroiled in a life-or-death clash between cultural traditions and their country's advancement of equal rights.
The Rape of
Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang rapped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama.
She spoke up and bravely identified her rapists, despite being in Jim Crow South.
Beyond The Wall
Beyond the Wall follows five formerly incarcerated men who are attempting to rebuild their lives on the outside with little support from our criminal justice system.
Little White Lie
Filmmaker Lacey Schwartz thinks her dark skin and hair are from a Sicilian ancestor. When she uncovers the lie that haunted her parents' marriage, she begins a journey to reconcile her past as she embraces her African-American heritage.
Emmy nominated Raising Renee is about artist Beverly McIver and the promise she made to her mother that she would take care of her older sister Renee, who is mentally disabled. The promise comes due just as Beverly's career is blasting off.
To Be Heard
To Be Heard is the story of three teens from the South Bronx whose struggle to change their lives begins when they start to write poetry.
As writing and reciting become vehicles for their expressions of love, friendship, frustration and hope, we watch these three youngsters emerge as accomplished, self-aware artists who use their creativity to alter their circumstances.
The remarkable story of the 92nd Buffalo Division, the all African American segregated combat unit that fought with outstanding heroism in Italy during the Second World War.
One year before the fatal police shooting of a black teenager in nearby Ferguson, 17-year-old Daje is sentenced to a court-supervised high school in St. Louis.
In this intimate coming of age story, Daje fights to secure a better future.
In the fall of 1992, an elderly woman reports an attempted rape by a young black man. As a result, the local college, SUNY Oneonta releases a list of 125 black male students to the police. One by one they are interrogated.
In Brothers of the Blacklist, director Sean Gallagher tracks this act of injustice that would become the longest litigated case in US history.
Claressa Shields, a 17-year-old boxer from Michigan, dreams of being the first woman in history to win a gold medal in Olympic boxing.
To Red Dirt
Kids from Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy projects and orphans from Sierra Leone's brutal civil war have one thing in common: no one gives them a chance.
Brownstones to Red Dirt tells the story of how these “lost” groups find one another through a pen pal program that not only shapes their lives, but also shows them that even if they can't count on the world, they can count on each other.
After The Storm
A feature-length documentary film that follows a group of New York Broadway actors who were inspired to help the youth of New Orleans. They stage a musical theater production of the Broadway play "Once on this Island" with local teenagers at the St. Marks Community Center located at the edge of the French Quarter.