Doc Shorts: The Black Experience

Doc Shorts: The Black Experience

85 minutes

A program that explores the black experience from a multiplicity of perspectives.

400 Years in the Background

U.S.
2019
14 minutes
English
Directed by:
J.C. Faulk

Four hundred years after the first Africans were brought to Jamestown, Va., in 1619, the director and his daughter embark on a journey to a Southern plantation to recognize the beauty and humanity of those who were enslaved to build the nation.

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All Skinfolk Ain't Kinfolk

U.S.
2018
20 minutes
English
Directed by:
Angela Tucker

After a contentious race, the runoff for mayor of New Orleans came down to two candidates: Desirée Charbonnet and LaToya Cantrell, two very different black women.

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The Conqueror

U.S.
2018
12 minutes
English
Directed by:
Timothy Blackwood

Jerome Conquest comes from one of Philadelphia's most dangerous neighborhoods, and when he loses his best friend to street violence, he turns to boxing as a way to improve his life.

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Normal

U.S.
2019
19 minutes
English
Directed by:
Tari Wariebi

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Garren Edwards is a 23-year-old black man who sets out to redefine what it means to be “normal” in the U.S. by examining his neighborhood in South Central LA, where pre-existing conditions prevent young black men like him from having control over their fates.

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What Are You?

Canada
2019
20 minutes
English
Directed by:
Richard B. Pierre

This exploration of the lives of multiracial people reveals the struggles of living in a racially divided world.

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With "400 Years in the Background" director J.C. Faulk, "Normal"  executive producer Edina Fallah, and "What Are You?" director Richard B. Pierre.