When President Obama stated his support for gay marriage a few weeks ago, the headlines were splashed across news outlets around the the world. For Pride Month, the National Black Programming Consortium launched a film made by Thomas Allen Harris – the first film to illuminate the role of African Americans in securing same-sex marriage as a Civil Right. Continue reading →
A special online-only screening of the film’s first installment will take place here at 1 PM PT/4 PM ET on Friday, January 13. Filmmaker Connie Field’s five-part series on the history of the global anti-apartheid movement premiered Thursday on Independent Lens.
The five-part series by Connie Field chronicles the history of the global anti-apartheid movement. Watch the first two installments on Thursday, January 12 on PBS.
Have You Heard from Johannesburg examines the movement that took on South Africa’s entrenched apartheid regime and its international supporters who considered South Africa an ally in the Cold War.
Airing over three weeks, the five-part series chronicles the unprecedented international movement of citizen activists who fought for three decades to bring down the brutal, racist system of apartheid in South Africa when their governments would not.
NOTE: ITVS and the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) will host a special online-only social screening of the film following the broadcast at 1PM PT / 4PM ET on Friday, January 13. Click here for details!
Mondo Black, a series from our partners at the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), is streaming now on blackpublicmedia.org.
Mondo Black is a series of interviews and travelogues providing glimpses into the unique and inspiring realms that black American life occupies in the new millennium. The series visits some of today’s most creative minds and traverses a wide cross-section of subject matter to bring the diversity of the modern black experience into sharp relief. Continue reading →
The ITVS funded film airs this month on public television Mrs. Goundo’s Daughter tells the story of one mother’s fight for political asylum in the U.S. to protect her daughter from female genital cutting, a traditional practice in her home country of Mali.
This month, BTB will be featuring films by and about African Americans and, in particular , work from the AfroPoP series produced by the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC). Our work with this organization and filmmakers of color extend far beyond the month of February.
To start things off, here is an interview with African American filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman, who traveled on a tongue-and-cheek, cross-country campaign to end Black History Month in the film More Than A Month. Watch the interview below.