I Am Not Your Negro:
A radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using author James Baldwin’s original words and rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. This film questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., Baldwin and filmmaker Raoul Peck’s work challenges the very definition of what America stands for. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson.
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am:
An artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel prize-winner. From her childhood in Lorain, Ohio, to book tours with Muhammad Ali and front lines with Angela Davis— Toni Morrison leads her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history, and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature. Inspired to write because no one took a “little black girl” seriously, Morrison reflects on her lifelong deconstruction of the master narrative. Woven together with a rich collection of art, history, literature and personality, the film includes discussions about her many critically acclaimed works, as well as her many other important role. Featuring interviews with Fran Lebowitz, Walter Mosley, Oprah Winfrey, and more.
Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe for justice, an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions, and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters. As the National Guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance
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