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Brother to Brother

By Rodney Evans, Jim McKay, and Aimee Schoof

Bruce Nugent, the black gay writer who co-founded the journal Fire!! with Langston Hughes and others, inspires a gay teenager through memories of the Harlem Renaissance.

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China

by Jeffrey Wray

When a sick, elderly man zealously takes up martial arts, his marriage is put to the test in this surprising drama of love challenged and renewed.

Colorvision

by Marc Johnson

A multicultural series showcasing the best short films and videos illustrating cultural diversity.

Harambee!

by Liz Nealon

A family drama set in the housing projects of Brooklyn during the African American celebration Kwanzaa, starring Howard Rollins.

The Living

by Julian Breece

Organ Harvesting Initiative surgeon Isaac North visits a Colorado refugee town where quadriplegic Luther Hillman has signed up to be euthanized in return for his wife’s medical care, his organs harvested for more “productive” citizens.

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Mother of the River

by Zeinabu Irene Davis

The tale of a girl befriending an ostracized old woman who teaches her strength and independence despite the conditions of slavery in the ante-bellum South.

MOTV (My Own TV)

by Ayoka Chenzira

A bittersweet satire of remembrance in which a woman searches through her late husband's video legacy.

Night Ride

by Andrew Garrison

A boy's night ride in the Appalachian countryside allows him to learn a thing or two about life and his father from his wild-livin' uncle.

Ralph Ellison's King of the Bingo Game

by Elise Robertson and Charlie Schroeder

Based on Ralph Ellison's story, it is Harlem, 1943, and Sonny must win the bingo prize at the local movie theater to save his pregnant wife from dying.

Remigration

by Barry Jenkins

In a future San Francisco that is entirely upper-class, the city starts a program to bring working-class families back to the city that pushed them out. When one such family returns, it must decide whether to stay.

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