Category archives: Documentaries

  • My People Are Rising

  • ‘My People Are Rising’ is a documentary based on the autobiography of a 19 year old Seattle Black Panther captain named Aaron Dixon. The film traces his politicization and journey to Oakland as he fights alongside a generation of young people frustrated with injustice. Through his eyes we witness: the early forming of the party, the COINTEL PRO operation, the election of the first Black ma[...]
  • Father’s Kingdom

  • Father Divine was called an ingenious entrepreneur, a civil rights leader, a charlatan, a con man, and a fraud. His followers called him God. His religious movement once claimed to have millions of followers. Today, only a few remain, living as an interracial family on an exclusive estate outside of Philadelphia, struggling to keep Father’s legacy alive. 1:34:00 Documentaries USA Lenny[...]
  • King of Stage (The Woodie King Jr. Story)

  • Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, The African American Shakespeare Company and Afro Solo Theater and The Berkeley Black Repertory Group in Collaboration With the San Francisco Black Film Festival Present “King of the Stage” The life, times and work of Woodie King Jr., the founder and producing director of New Federal Theatre and National Black Touring Circuit located in New Yor[...]
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar “Beyond The Mask”

  •  by Frederick Lewis Documentary Written, Directed & Co-produced by Frederick Lewis Total RT: 1:58:45 “Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond The Mask” is a feature length documentary on the life and legacy of the first African American writer to gain international fame. Born to former slaves in Dayton, Ohio, where he was boyhood friends with the Wright Brothers, Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906)[...]
  • 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[...]