Watch Now: Byron Hurt’s Entertaining, Thoroughly Researched and Revealing ‘Soul Food Junkies’ Documentary


In “Soul Food Junkies” Byron Hurt created a vastly entertaining, hilarious, passionate, revelatory and thoroughly researched documentary which examines Soul Food’s significance in Black American culture. Hurt narrates the project, edited by Sonia Gonzalez-Martinez, via his personal journey. His family members… Continue Reading

Watch FYI’s New Documentary ‘Farming Detroit’ – Follows the City’s Urban Farming Revolution

Oakland Avenue Urban Farm founders Billy and Jerry Hebron Courtesy of Oakland Avenue Urban Farm

Over the weekend, FYI premiered its new documentary special “Farming Detroit,” which follows pioneer Detroiters who are spearheading the city’s urban farming revolution. While urban farming has been called “the new hip thing” everywhere from Brooklyn to Seattle, nowhere are… Continue Reading

Watch Now in Full: PBS’ ‘Breaking Barriers’ (A History of People of Color on American Television)


PBS’ exploration of trailblazing moments of TV history featured an episode titled “Breaking Barriers,” which traces the history of people of color on American television. You can watch it in full below. It was all part of the Emmy-nominated PBS series, “Pioneers Of Television.”… Continue Reading

Missed Its TV Premiere? Watch Part 1 of Documentary ‘Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise’ Online Now


The newest PBS series by Emmy and Peabody-award winning Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise” – a two-part, four-hour documentary series – premiered its first part on Tuesday night, November 15, 2016.… Continue Reading

Watch Now: ‘Collective: Unconscious’ (5 Filmmakers Adapt Each Other’s Dreams in Anthology Feature)


Five independent filmmakers collaborated on a project that saw them adapt each other’s dreams for the screen, and what resulted is an 81-minute-long anthology feature titled “Collective: Unconscious”, which made its world premiere at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival in the Narrative Feature… Continue Reading

Watch the 10 Best Horror Short Films and Web Series Submitted for Halloween Day at Shadow and Act

"The Ghost and The Negro"

When it comes to pure horror filmmaking, “black stories” are still woefully under-represented unfortunately, even though it’s a genre whose supernatural or uncanny aspects, and typical narrative structure, lends itself extremely well to conveying broad political and social commentary, and… Continue Reading

Watch Now for FREE: ‘The Homestretch’ Is a Penetrating Portrait of 3 Homeless Teens at Crossroads


From today, Friday, October 7th, 2016, until next week Friday, October 14th, the critically-acclaimed documentary “The Homestretch” (2014) from Kartemquin Films, will be available to watch entirely for FREE on the company’s streaming website. This move is part of a major… Continue Reading

Watch Now for Free: ‘A Good Man’ (Feature Documentary on Acclaimed Choreographer Bill T. Jones)

"A Good Man" (2011) - Kartemquin Films

From today, Friday, September 2, until next week Friday, September 9th, the Kartemquin Film’s feature documentary “A Good Man” – which follows renowned director/choreographer Bill T. Jones (“FELA!”) as he and his company develop an original dance-theater piece in honor of… Continue Reading