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Brutally Honest Documentary About Racism in America

Posted by Admin On March - 12 - 2018

Brutally Honest Documenntary About Racism in America Features Commentary From Michael Eric Dyson, Charkanagbe The God, Killer Mike, and More

 

Private viewings of Black, White & Blue in Detroit and Washington, DC made it clear: the new documentary has choices.

 

 

Michael Eric Dyson, Charlamagne the God, and Killer Mike

Washington, DC (BlackNews.com) — On the heels of hugely successful private screenings in Detroit and Silver Spring, Md., last month, the searing new documentary about being black in today’s America is planning a wider launch.

Black, White & Blue was shown to hundreds of specially invited viewers to get a sense of the film’s effects. It was a hit.

“We were amazed by the response, just amazed,” said Curtis Scoon of Top of the Food Chain Films, the executive producer. “We wanted to get a sense of what people thought so that we could decide our next step.”

That next step: Mr. Scoon and the film’s director, Asia Norris, have been in discussions with at least one streaming service and are entertaining offers for worldwide distribution and, even, considering distributing it themselves.

The 76-minute film, which has not yet been rated, is a brutally honest documentary about race in America, touching on police violence and civil unrest, the Trump presidential campaign, the Black Lives Matter movement and, even, the Flint water crisis. Its voices are famous, diverse, sometimes profane, and include Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson and Charlamagne Tha God, among others. To see a complete list, click here. View the film’s two-minute trailer here.

Mr. Scoon, who lives in Washington, said he’ll decide soon what the next step is. Black, White & Blue joins a growing genre of recent documentaries about, for and by people of color. Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, for example, and Slavery By Another Name are also on the movie map for national communities of color, telling the stories of black history and black life in authentic voices.

“If nothing else, that’s what we’ve learned,” says Detroit-based political consultant Adolph Mongo. “We have to tell our own stories. And that’s what Curtis has done. It’s a beautiful thing.”

Watch the trailerwww.vimeo.com/249349249

Photo Caption: (left to right) Michael Eric Dyson, Charlamagne the God, and Killer Mike

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