Category archives: Documentaries

  • Black and Cuba

  • directed by Robin Hayes 'Black and Cuba' follows street-smart students, who are outcasts at an elite Ivy League university, as they band together and adventure to Cuba to see if revolution is truly possible. While filming their poignant encounters with AfroCuban youth, breathtaking sites and moving hip-hop performances, the travelers confront realities behind myths of color-blindness and social[...]
  • Til' Infinty - SOULS of MISCHIEF

  •  Director Shomari Smith The trailer/teaser for the documentary about the Souls of Mischief's album 93 'Til Infinity offers  a nice taste of what's to come with the 2013 release of this in-depth documentary on the famed Hieroglyphics crew's landmark 1993 debut album. "I've conducted over 50 interviews with notable emcees, producers and DJs for this project," said Oakland filmmaker/lifelong So[...]
  • The Lives of LaMott Atkins

  • dir. by Robert Philipson W. E. B. DuBois famous wrote that every Black in America grow up with 'this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others.' But what happens when the double consciousness of being gay is overlaid on that? This self-narrated documentary follows a man of extraordinary talent: running back for the Stanford Cardinal; dancer [...]
  • I JUST WANNA BALL

  • dir ROBERT BOWDEN It wasn't the victories on the court but it was the amazing triumphs off the court that made these girls true champions. During the 2012-13 season, the McClymonds High School girls basketball team became a powerhouse on and off the court. Within a two year period, they went from a program known for decades as a loser, to champions of the Oakland Athletic League, the[...]
  • 'Doc' Crow : The Legend of Johnny 2-Strings

  • Submitted by: Alonzo Jones 'Doc Crow : The Legend of Johnny 2-Strings' is a period piece docu-drama about a legendary blues man and his turbulent life through decades of music, who at the height of his touring career on the famed Chitlin' Circuit mysteriously vanished without a trace. http://vimeo.com/69103788
  • Brown Babies, Dir. Michaela Kirst (30m /60m) - German

  • SATURDAY :  5pm - S.F. School of Digital Filmmaking: BROWN BABIES - 925 Mission Street Suite 108, (5th and Mission) SUNDAY, JUNE 16-FATHER'S DAY! San Francisco Black Film Festival Father's Day Celebration at the California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco 94107, in the Potrero Hill Neighborhood.  Special Thanks to Supervisor Malia Cohen for her assistance with securing [...]
  • American Beatboxer - Sunday 16, 2013 - BooM BooM RooM

  • American Beatboxer – Synopsis On July 31, 2010, in Brooklyn, New York, the first ever American Beatbox Championship took place. Beatboxers and beatbox fans from all over the world converged at Littlefield, Performance and Art space, in Brooklyn, New York to witness and participate in this historical event. Contestants of all races, from the north, south, east and west of the United Stat[...]
  • The Black Fatherhood Project (74m, U S A) dir. by Jordan Thierry

  • First-time filmmaker Jordan Thierry offers context and conversation in this honest exploration of fatherhood in Black America. Through a telling of his own story and interviews with historians, he traces the roots of the fatherless Black home and reveals a history much more complex and profound than is often told. Putting that history into perspective is a dialogue among fathers discussing the[...]
  • "Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp"

  • "Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp", examines the tumultuous life of legendary Chicago pimp Iceberg Slim (1918-1992) and how he reinvented himself from pimp to author of 7 groundbreaking books. These books were the birth of Street Lit and explored the world of the ghetto in gritty and poetic detail and have made him a cultural icon. Interviews with Iceberg Slim, Chris Rock, Henry Rollins, Ice-T, [...]