Founded by documentarian St. Clair Bourne, The Black Documentary Collective (BDC) provides filmmakers, video producers and media professionals of African descent, with the opportunity to network and promote each others’ work.
Every year hundreds of innocent indigents are swept away in the crushing tide of a system strained to the breaking point. Gideon's Armyis
a documentary about inspirational young lawyers who have devoted
their lives to defending the poorest Americans accused of the most
am a lawyer but I really knew nothing about what the criminal justice
system was really like. I thought I would make a film that would show
people like me what criminal defense work is really like and why it is
so important. With more people of color locked up than ever before
protecting the liberty and the rights of the accused has never been more
important for communities of color. It is truly our generations civil
rights struggle and most people don't know whats happening."
--Filmmaker Dawn Porter
American Promise by Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson
A documentary 13 years in the making, American Promise
provides a rare look into the lives of two middle class Black families
as they navigate the ups and downs of parenting and educating their
sons. "Our goal is to empower boys, their parents and educators and
help close the black male achievement gap."
Soul Food Junkies Broadcast Premiere on PBS' Independent Lens
Monday, January 14, 2013 at 10 p.m. Check your local listings for exact date and time in your area.
Soul Food Junkies
explores the history and social significance of soul food to black
cultural identity and its effect on African American health, good and
bad. Soul food will also be used as the lens to investigate the dark
side of the food industry and the growing food justice movement that
has been born in its wake.
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