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by Christine Turner
Homegoings reveals the tradition, history, and celebration of African American funerals. Told through the eyes of a renowned funeral director in Harlem and the grieving families he serves, the film tells the tale of how we cope with death.
by Tamra Davis
Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend, the iconoclastic artist Jean-Michel Basquiat in this examination of a brilliant life cut short.
by Christine Christopher and Carvin Eison
In the summer of 1964, a three-night riot erupted in two predominantly black neighborhoods in downtown Rochester, New York.
by Lacey Schwartz
Lacey Schwartz grew up in an upper-middle-class household with two loving Jewish parents. When she discovers that the man she's always assumed was her father is not her biological parent, she unlocks a powerful family secret.
by Jennifer Dworkin
Love & Diane explores a crucial period in the lives of two adolescent cousins, Love Hinson and Selina Hazzard, who aspire to a better life in the face of extraordinary challenges.
by Stanley Nelson
Each summer, affluent and successful African Americans like filmmaker Stanley Nelson return to Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, an upper middle class resort community that has historically provided an oasis for black professionals.
by Avon Kirkland
A vivid portrait of one of the seminal — and too often overlooked — intellectual figures of our time, Ralph Ellison explores the life and legacy of the man whose writings continue to send reverberations through America's cultural life.
by Bongiorno Productions Inc.
Revolution '67 returns to Newark, New Jersey in the summer of 1967 to reveal the untold story of what happened during the Newark rebellion.
by Stuart Math
Documents a town's efforts to create an integrated community.
by Marshall Curry
Street Fight follows the turbulent campaign of Cory Booker, a 32-year-old Rhodes Scholar and Yale Law School graduate running for mayor of Newark, NJ against a four-term incumbent twice his age.