Raoul Peck uses an unpublished James Baldwin work as his guide & script, enriched by archival clips & interviews, to expose racism in the US.
Lincoln’s Dilemma (2022)
How Frederick Douglas greatly influenced Abe Lincoln toward accepting Blacks amidst the turmoil of politics & war.
New Orleans (1947)
A racist film, typical of its time, wherein Blacks play subservient roles, but redeemed by the music of Louis Armstrong & Billy Holiday (her only feature film!).
Jay is distrusted by old friends when he returns from LA to make a film about the neighborhood, which is undergoing Gentifrication.
ALL IN: the Fight for Democracy (2020)
The story of voting & voter suppression is told, with Stacey Abram’s loss in the rigged 2018 election in Georgia as the primary example–and warning for the 2020 national election.
Lovecraft Country (2020)
In this roadtrip first episode a Black Korean War vet, his uncle, & f woman travel to Lovecraft Country in MS in search of his father, encountering much racism along the way.
TAKE ADVANTAGE of the FREE MOVIE ON AMAZON & for MY GUIDE for JUST MERCY
I did not go into the street with a sign but last Friday I participated in the #BlackLivesMatter movement in a unique way. The Presbyterian News Service, headquartered in Louisville, sent out to the country my review and set of discussion questions for the film JUST MERCY that Amazon Prime Video is offering free during …
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To read my review of this film version of Barack Obama’s early life, click on the film title.
Queen & Slim (2019)
The story of an unlikely black couple who, in flight from a cop killing, journey through the South where both blacks & whites consider them folk heroes.
The story of how after the Civil War whites used a clause in the 13th Amendment to transform slaves into criminals, a legacy that we are still fighting.