Selma Director Ava DuVernay Interview on DemocracyNow!


The lack of diversity, opinion and understanding in America | Hollywood of films which don’t portray Black people as slaves or the housemaid.

This film gives a look into Martin Luther King Jr. and the countless people who stood next to him in the fight for civil rights. The fight that has still not been completely won to this current day – give homage to the powerful voices and bodies which paved the path for us today.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – MLK Jr.

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Through A Lens Darkly: How African Americans Use Photography to Shape Their Cultural Representation

Source: http://www.democracynow.org/2014/1/23/through_a_lens_darkly_how_african

A new film explores how African American communities have used the medium of photography to shape how they are represented. “Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of People” is directed and produced by Thomas Allen Harris, who shares his own family’s history in the film. Allen Harris is also the creator of the related project, the Digital Diaspora Family Road Show. Both were inspired in part by the book, “Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers, 1840 to the Present” by Deborah Willis, who also produced the film. Allen Harris joins us from the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, where his movie is having its premiere.