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Watch Trailer: Doc "The Contradictions of Fair Hope" Explores Past & Present Rural Alabama 'Benevolent' Society (PAFF '12)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 14, 2012 6:27 PM
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Trailer Watch: Doc "Pelotero" (Baseball Player), Dominican Players Try To Achieve Big League Dreams

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • January 22, 2012 8:03 PM
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Screening at Santa Barbara International Film Festival late in the month, the 72-min documentary Pelotero, directed by Guagua Productions (Ross Finkel, Trevor Martin & Jon Paley) and narrated by John Leguizamo, is set in the Dominican Republican, where some kids begin baseball training at a young age, in hopes that they make it to the big leagues and aid their families back home, where poverty is commonplace.

"Everyday Sunshine: The Story Of Fishbone" Makes Its US Television Debut Tonight On PBS

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • January 22, 2012 4:11 PM
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Just a few days ago, Tambay announced the documentary that created a buzz on the film festival circuit, Everyday Sunshine: The Story Of Fishbone, would be released on dvd next month (Feb.21).  Now comes word it will make its television debut tonight on the PBS series AfroPoP at 9:00pm/ET&PT (Jan.22).

"Wilmington On Fire," A Documentary Unveiling Major Massacre Of Black Township In NC With Pete Chatmon Producing, Needs Your Help

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • January 19, 2012 3:06 PM
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Every now and then, I come across projects that send me on a fervent Google search for info and that was the case with filmmaker Christopher Everett's Wilmington On Fire, a documentary in development detailing a little-known, bloody massacre that took place in North Carolina in 1898.

Doc Trailer Watch: "Homecoming" Explores Identity of Teenage Kids of Foreign Workers in Israel

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • January 17, 2012 10:46 PM
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Directed by Noa Maiman and Oma Ben Dor, the Israeli documentary Homecoming, will premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival at the end of this month. The documentary tells the story of three teenagers, who are children of foreign workers, and were born and raised in Israel, essentially Israelis, and their journey to their parents' homelands in search of their roots.

Bounce TV Presents MLK Day Premiere of "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Historical Perspective"

  • By Jasmin
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  • January 11, 2012 4:12 PM
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Earlier today Bounce TV announced its broadcast premiere of acclaimed documentary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Historical Perspective this Monday, January 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET in honor of the national Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

Watch Now: Melvin Van Peebles' 1998 Doc "Classified X"- A History of African American Stereotypes in Cinema

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • January 4, 2012 7:03 PM
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Melvin Van Peebles' 1998 documentary, Classified X, explores racist stereotypes of African Americans in the history of cinema, beginning with the silent film era.

Watch Now! Black Surfer Documentary "Whitewash" Narrated By Ben Harper And Black Thought Of The Roots

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • December 12, 2011 12:58 PM
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We profiled the insightful, black surfer documentary Whitewash back in August and now you can watch it, courtesy of Hulu, for free.  It explores the issue of race and  “black consciousness” in America through the eyes and minds of black surfers.

Watch Trailer for "RasTa: A Soul's Journey" A Doc About The World of Rastafari

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • December 9, 2011 5:27 PM
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Directed by Stuart Samuels, the feature length documentary RasTa: A Soul's Journey follows Donisha Prendergast, the lovely 25-year old granddaughter of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and his wife Rita Marley, as she meets men and women in different parts of the world who have adopted a Rastafari lifestyle. In the documentary, Predregast explores how the movement evolved in those places and ultimately hopes to find her purpose in life as she honors her grandparents' legacy.

Watch Pt.1 of "Negro: A Docu-Series About Latino Identity" Now Fundraising

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • November 21, 2011 6:50 PM
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Negro: A Docu-Series About Latino Identity, a documentary by Dash Harris, is currently raising funds through gofundme. Through donations from family and friends, Harris has been able to produce the first part of the series; in which he travels to the Dominican Republic and Colombia to speak to African descendants of various towns in both countries. Having seen the compelling first part, which I embedded below, the documentary also speaks about the Hispanic/Latino communities in general, and the racism, colorism and classism unfortunately prominent in Latin America.