Soul Cinema

May 27 
Ava DuVernay’s stirring documentary takes its title from the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery yet included a clause that laid the foundation for the long history of racial inequality in America’s prison industrial complex. Picking up the mantle of Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow, the film traces these staggering prison statistics in what Manohla Dargis calls a “powerful cinematic call to conscience.”

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July 27
Resurrecting Black Wall Street – The Blueprint explores the foundations of the Greenwood section of Tulsa Oklahoma and the atrocity committed against black American citizens during the early part of the 20th century. The film extrapolates the implications of these tragic events to resurrect the ideas that led to the creation of one of the most prosperous black communities in American history.

 
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Out of Darkness is a full length three-part documentary by director Amadeuz Christ (Δ+), examining the untold history of African people, the African cultural contribution to the nations of the world, and the events that have contributed to the condition of African people today. Out of Darkness will explore the Nubian/Kushitic origins of Nile Valley Civilization, contact between Africa and the Americas since the times of antiquity, as well as the influence of the Moors in Europe leading to Europe’s intellectual Renaissance. In addition, the film will analyze the history of modern day racism, the concept of “white supremacy,” the impact of Hip Hop as a social movement, and the idea of nationhood.

“Out of Darkness” is a beast of a documentary.


Out of Darkness is a full length three-part documentary examining the untold history of African people and the African cultural contribution to the nations of the world.

 

April 22
Dark Girls is a fascinating and controversial documentary film that goes underneath the surface to explore the prejudices that dark-skinned women face throughout the world. It explores the roots of classism, racism and the lack of self-esteem within a segment of cultures that span from America to the most remote corners of the globe. Women share their personal stories, touching on deeply ingrained beliefs and attitudes of society, while allowing generations to heal as they learn to love themselves for who they are.

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