ALL GOD'S CHILDREN
Shows how the Black Church has embraced African-American lesbians and gay men as dedicated members of its spiritual family.
BLACK UNICORN: DUDLEY RANDALL AND THE BROADSIDE PRESS, THE
Chronicles the life and literary career of a major black American poet, Dudley Randall, who has published six books of poetry and edited several anthologies of black poetry.
WHO'S GONNA TAKE THE WEIGHT?: AFRICAN AMERICAN AND SOUTH AFRICAN YOUTH
This provocative documentary blends interviews with young black people in New York City and in Soweto, South Africa, focusing on the similarities and the contrasts between the lives of black teenagers in both countries.
UPON THE SHOULDERS OF OUR ANCESTORS
Examines the aspects of culture and heritage that African Americans have brought into the new millennium.
Profiles lithograph artist Robert Blackburn, one of the few black printmakers to emerge from WPA-sponsored arts projects, including the Harlem Art Center, during the Thirties. His prints have been exhibited widely and he has also had a long teaching career, but the now 77-year-old Blackburn is best known as the founder and director of the Printmaking Workshop, which recently celebrated its fiftieth anniversary.
CISSY HOUSTON: SWEET INSPIRATION
This biographial profile of a woman whose career has successfully combined gospel and popular music moves from smoky clubs to a Sweet Inspirations reunion concert, from nostalgic gospel singing with The Drinkard Singers to a sold-out concert with Cissy's daughter Whitney.
SINGING IN COLOR
This video follows the world-famous Chicago Children's Choir on their 1996 tour of South Africa and shows how music can convey a message of peace.
SEE YOU IN HELL, BLIND BOY
This video traces the forgotten roots and celebrates the continuing legacy of Blues music in the Mississippi Delta, interweaving rare archival footage of the South's sharecropping era with performances by Blues veterans Muddy Waters, Mississippi John Hurt, Skip James and Howlin' Wolf.
SCANDALIZE MY NAME
Scandalize My Name examines the way Red Scare politics were used to impede the emergence of African-Americans as full participants in the political, social, and cultural aspects of postwar American life. Because television was born into this era and adopted the political attitudes of the time, the story is told through the confrontations of African-American performers with blacklists, loyalty oaths, and discrimination in casting.
DANCE ON THE WIND
This video intersperses interviews with African-American dancer Eno Washington with lively performance footage and archival footage revealing links between African and African-American dances.