Category archives: Documentaries

  • Not Black Enough

  • African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) 4:00PM-5:30PM [BUY TICKET] Not Black Enough (01:22:28) by Tracey Anarella Not Black Enough is a film about class warfare and the cross-tides that African-Americans are dealing with within the black community. The film takes a sometimes humorous, always personal, brutally honest and insightful look into a seldom-explored[...]
  • Afro.Germany

  • Afro.Germany by Susanne Lenz-Gleissner, Jana Pareigis and Adama Ulrich Documentary (42 min) "Where do you come from?" "I mean, where do you really come from?" Hamburg-born Afro-German journalist Jana Pareigis has been asked these questions throughout her life. Traveling across Germany, she meets a refugee who was a victim of right-wing violence, as well as stars such as the rapper Samy Delux[...]
  • Taking Israel

  • FRIDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 2PM-4PM [BUY TICKET] Taking Israel (55m, Israel, U S A) dir. by Vincent Singleton Documentary chronicles the experiences of over 200 African American students in Israel over a fifteen year period.
  • Project BayGanda

  • African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) 11AM-2PM “Project BayGanda” (doc, 61min) by Montaigne "Mr. M" Massac – [BUY TICKET] “Project BayGanda” is a documentary about Bay Area fashion designer Erica Varize’s ( “Evarize” ) 10 plus year youth program the “Sew What Sewing Camp”. The film details her humble beginnings, and how she merged her passion for fashion with[...]
  • “Blaxploitalian” – 100 Years of…

  • “Blaxploitalian” – 100 Years of… (doc, 60min) by Fred Kuwornu – “Blaxploitalian” is a diasporic, hybrid, critical, and cosmopolitan dimension documentary that uncovers the careers of a population of entertainers seldom heard from before: Black actors in Italian cinema. BlaxploItalian cleverly discloses the personal struggles classic Afro-Italian and African diasporic actors faced, correlating[...]
  • One Drop of Love

  • FRIDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 4PM-6PM [BUY TICKET] One Drop of Love (doc, 67min) by Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni – WINNER: BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE – ROXBURY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL One Drop of Love is the feature film of a multimedia solo performance by Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni. Produced by Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, this extraordinary one-woma[...]
  • The Sara Spencer Washington Story

  • African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) 6PM-8PM [BUY TICKET] The Sara Spencer Washington Story (doc, 28min) by Royston Scott – In the 1930’s Sara Spencer Washington was a black woman millionaire who parlayed her line of hair and beauty products into international cosmetology schools which gave thousands of black women financial independence by owning their own sa[...]
  • Gina’s Journey: The Search for William Grimes

  • African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) 4PM-6PM [BUY TICKET] Gina’s Journey: The Search for William Grimes (doc, 82min) by Sean Durant – A woman’s journey to discover and trace the steps of her ancestor, who traveled along the Underground Railroad to freedom, and authored the first fugitive slave narrative in U.S. history.
  • 95 Never Looked so Good

  • 95 Never Looked so Good (9m, U S A) dir. by Tymm Holloway This Documentary short, highlights Simeon Holloway accomplishments from early beginnings to the prominent historical record of his involvement in the elite first all Black US B-1 Navy Band. The first African Americans to serve in the modern Navy at any general rank with no recognition from the Navy. Simeon, utilizing his education, int[...]
  • A Path to Excellence

  • SATURDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 2PM-4PM [BUY TICKET] A Path to Excellence (doc, 24min) by Carl Borack– Olympians paying it forward teaching inner-city kids fencing to elevate their goals in life, in sport, in academia, in life.