There’s a new movie on the horizon that is putting a spotlight on activism in the best kind of nontraditional way.
The black students at University of Missouri, nicknamed “Mizzou” have put out the documentary Concerned Student 1950 which gives an inside look behind the anti-racial protests that occurred at the school last year.
In this short documentary from the New York Times, black women talk about the challenges they face in society. They discuss issues of racial profiling, self-worth, beauty standards, relationships, and even motherhood. These nuanced perspectives give a complex view of Black women’s lived experiences in the modern United States.
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Viewers weighed in on Bill Duke’s Light Girls documentary and the overall sentiment is that it was lackluster at best, extremely problematic at worst. Perhaps it’s time for a more critical documentary on race and colorism to be made.
Making its world-premiere as part of the Oprah Winfrey Network’s (OWN) month-long celebration honoring civil rights legends will be “Light Girls,” Bill Duke’s documentary.
The film, which is a follow-up to Duke’s “Dark Girls,” the critically-acclaimed film that focused on the narratives of dark-skinned women, will tell the untold stories of lighter-skinned women around the globe.
The director and producer of a critically-acclaimed documentary centered around the lives of the young black experience is giving more individuals the chance to be featured.
Woke Up Black. Again. is the sequel to Mary F. Morten’s film, Woke Up Black.
Earlier we reported that director Spike Lee was working on a documentary about Little League World Series breakout star Mo’ne Davis.
The short documentary, Throw Like a Girl, chronicles how Mo’ne was discovered and became involved in baseball. The documentary also shows Mo’ne playing basketball, her favorite sport.
Filmmaker Spike Lee is hoping to make a documentary about Little League World Series star Mo’ne Davis and her team.
Along with Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West team, Davis captured the hearts of watchers of the Little League World Series.
A Chicago-based activist whose violence-prevention work was featured in a critically acclaimed documentary has been diagnosed with cancer.
Friends have started a fundraiser campaign in hopes of raising money for Ameena Matthews’ treatment.
Orange is the New Black star LaVerne Cox may be famous for her roles on the big screen, but the trans activist is also taking an active role in standing up for the rights of black people.
Cox was so moved by the story of Cece McDonald, a transgender woman who was sentenced to time behind bars for defending herself during a fight, that she decided to promote Cece’s story through a documentary.