"The New Black" (Explosive New Doc On Race, Sexuality & Church) Selected For Tribeca All Access Grant

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by Tambay A. Obenson
January 12, 2012 1:32 PM
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Skimming through the list of 10 new projects selected for the 9th annual Tribeca All Access Program (announced earlier today), I cam across this one in the documentary section...

It's titled The New Black, with Yoruba Richen listed as director, and Yvonne Whelbon and Angela Tucker listed as producers (of those 3 names, Yvonne Welbon's might be the most familiar to some of you, thanks to her Sundance Documentary Fellow project is Sisters in Cinema).

The New Black is a documentary that "uncovers the complicated histories of the African-American and LGBT civil-rights movements," as the short, simple description reads, and it'll be one of 5 documentaries selected to receive grant money from the Tribeca Film Institute.

Its Facebook page describes it "an explosive new documentary about race, sexuality and the church."

A total of $150,000 in grants will be awarded to the 10 selected filmmakers (or about $15,000 each), and the program helps foster ongoing relationships between the filmmakers and industry professionals, as well as year-round support and additional resources to ensure that each project moves towards completion.

The 10 filmmakers were selected from 690 submissions from across the country. 

The New Black's Facebook page says it'll be completed by 2013.

It's a work in progress, so no clips or trailer yet.

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2 Comments

  • Troy | January 12, 2012 11:24 PMReply

    We need this. Now! I'll be following this project from now on...

  • KeepingItReal | January 12, 2012 1:59 PMReply

    Interesting!!

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