In 1980, police in Brooklyn, N.Y., charge teenage immigrant Colin Warner with murder. Convicted for a crime he didn't commit, Colin spends years in prison while his friend Carl King fights for the young man's freedom.
The true story of the CIA's introduction of crack into the Black neighborhoods of Los Angeles, featuring interviews with characters who lived it. Their stories reveal a crack in the system that implicates the centers of power in our government, their mass incarceration policies and militarization of police, the spread of gangs and guns, and the loss of entire generations to the war on drugs.
As civil war divides the nation, a poor farmer from Mississippi leads a group of rebels and runaway slaves against the Confederate army. Highlights the betrayal of Reconstruction.
Based on the true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
South African filmmaker, Khalo Matabane takes a personal odyssey that encompasses an imaginary letter to Mandela and conversations with politicians, activists, intellectuals, and artists, Matabane questions the meaning of freedom, reconciliation, and forgiveness—and challenges Mandela's legacy in today's world of conflict and inequality.
A portrait of the women in the Peazant family, who belong to the creole Gullah culture - former slaves living in the Sea Islands who have been able to preserve much of their African cultural heritage.
Re-creates a key year in the Algerian struggle for independence from the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escalates on both sides, children shoot soldiers at point-blank range, women plant bombs in cafés, and French soldiers resort to torture to break the will of the insurgents.
Mobilizes a treasure trove of 16mm material shot by Swedish filmmakers, after languishing in a basement of a TV station for 30 years, into a mosaic of images, music, and narration chronicling the evolution of one of our nation's most indelible turning points, the Black Power movement.
The Rape of Recy Taylor
The Terrifying Truth of the Jim Crow South.
The numbers of women raped in the Jim Crow South were staggering. In danger for their lives, they did not report the crimes and their stories went hidden. Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old mother, was gang raped by 6 white boys in 1944 Alabama. Unbroken, she spoke up, and with the help of Rosa Parks and legions of women spreading the word, they worked to get Recy Taylor justice.
Highlights the case of Recy Taylor, kidnapped and gang-raped by six white men in Alabama. Rosa Parks worked ceaselessly to undo years of rape and physical abuse against Black women.