Directors: Oscar Micheaux, Spencer Williams, Richard Maurice, Richard Norman Country: U.S.
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 onl... More
King: A Filmed Record...from Montgomery to Memphis is the landmark 3-hr documentary that chronicles the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement... More
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... More
One of the most influential Soul Cinema pix ever to shoot onto the screen, COTTON COMES TO HARLEM spawned the blaxploitation boom by delivering a "refreshingly different detective action yarn with... More
Director: Andrew Mudge Country: Africa (region), South Africa, U.S.
Atang Mokoenya is an unemployed, aimless young man who spends his days idling in the slums of Johannesburg. When his father dies, Atang must give up his selfish ways and fulfill his father's humble... More
Director: Göran Hugo Olsson Country: Africa (region), Denmark, Finland, Sweden, U.S.
From the director of The Black Power Mixtape comes a bold and fresh visual narrative on Africa, based on newly discovered archive material covering the struggle for liberation from colonial rule in... More
A deft, often chilling look at the unexploded dynamite of guard/prisoner relations, The Keeper is a searing psychological drama stunningly acted by Giancarlo Esposito (Do the Right Thing, Fresh,... More
In fall 2006, former DJ, point guard and teacher turned first-time principal, James O'Brien, opened a small public high school in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, where 1/3 of residents live below the... More
Lost in the Stars transforms Alan Paton's world famous novel of racial oppression, Cry the Beloved Country, into a tragic and beautiful film musical unlike any you've ever seen. Gilded by Maxwell... More
Harriet Beecher Stowe's famous novelization of the harsh realities of slavery was
a catalyst for the anti-slavery movement and remains a landmark in American
literature. Seen today, the sincerity o... More
Time Is Illmatic is a feature length documentary film that delves deep into the making of Nas' 1994 debut album, Illmatic, and the social conditions that influenced its creation. Twenty years after... More
Directors: Deidre Schoo, Michael Beach Nichols Country: U.S.
Flex is Kings is a riveting and awe-inspiring look inside the world of Brooklyn street dancing known as flexing. Directors Michael Beach Nichols and Deidre Schoo take audiences along on the emotional... More
A strange singer with god given talent drifts through the mythic city of Memphis under its canopy of ancient oak trees, shattered windows, and burning spirituality. Surrounded by lovers, legends,... More
LIBERTY KID captures with compassion and street-smart humor the spirit and pain of America transformed by 9-11. Two young friends struggle to survive after losing their jobs at the Statue of Liberty... More
Directed by Alex Gibney, this is the story of Fela Anikulapo Kuti's life, his music, his social and political importance and how his impact transformed the life of many Nigerians and rights activists... More
Directors: Samba Gadjigo, Jason Silverman Country: Senegal, U.S.
In 1952, Ousmane Sembene, a Senegalese dockworker and fifth-grade dropout, began dreaming an impossible dream: to become the storyteller for a new Africa. This true story celebrates how the father of... More