Afro Promo
Trailers from Black Cinema

Afro Promo - Trailers from Black Cinema
Show More

Comments (2)

Anonymous picture
JANAE

An amazing collection of African American cinema trailers from the 50s 60s and 70s LOVED IT! PS get your pens ready so u can jot down the titles for future viewing!

Anonymous picture
Jenni

Afro Promo is a feature-length compilation of coming attractions trailers from African-American films of the 1950s, '60s, and early '70s. Images of blacks in American cinema evolved slowly over these years. As you relive the era this unique slice of American movie history, keep your ears open ...Read more

Related videos

White Scripts And Black Supermen - Black Masculinities in Comic Books
A valuable and colorful examination of 40 years of changing representations of Black masculinity in a significant area of popular culture -- comic books. Twenty years ago, Marlon Riggs produced an essential documentary critique of the images of African Americans in US television in his award-winning Color Adjustment. Now, comes…
Race Against Prime Time
RACE AGAINST PRIME TIME is the only film to scrutinize how television news represents African Americans. This hard-hitting documentary takes us behind the scenes at the newsrooms of the three network affiliates during the Liberty City uprising in Miami which left 18 dead. It provides a classic case study of…
Afraid of Dark
"Why is everyone so afraid of black men?" In her new documentary, AFRAID OF DARK, filmmaker Mya B. attempts to answer this question. In examining two of the most prevalent stereotypes about the black man as the brute and as the Mandingo we are led on a journey to understanding…
Newspaper of Record - The Pittsburgh Courier: An African American Newspaper
The Pittsburgh Courier was the leading Black newspaper of the last century. No mere journal of African American life, the Courier was a muckraking crusader in the vanguard of the civil rights movement. Its fourteen national editions had a peak circulation of over three hundred fifty thousand. With accounts from…
The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords
THE BLACK PRESS: SOLDIERS WITHOUT SWORDS is the first film to chronicle the history of the Black press, including its central role in the construction of modern African American identity. It recounts the largely forgotten stories of generations of Black journalists who risked life and livelihood so African Americans could…
Souls of Black Girls - The Image of Women of Color in the Media
Filmmaker Daphne Valerius's award-winning documentary The Souls of Black Girls explores how media images of beauty undercut the self-esteem of African-American women. Valerius surveys the dominant white, light-skinned, and thin ideals of beauty that circulate in the culture, from fashion magazines to film and music video, and talks with African-American…
Through a Lens Darkly - Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People
The first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present, THROUGH A LENS DARKLY probes the recesses of American history by discovering images that have been suppressed, forgotten and lost. Bringing to light the hidden…
Ethnic Notions - African American Stereotypes and Prejudice
Marlon Riggs' Emmy-winning documentary that takes viewers on a disturbing voyage through American history, tracing for the first time the deep-rooted stereotypes which have fueled anti-black prejudice. Through these images we can begin to understand the evolution of racial consciousness in America. Loyal Toms, carefree Sambos, faithful Mammies, grinning Coons,…
Juke - Passages from the Films of Spencer Williams
In JUKE, Thom Andersen, director of cinematic masterworks like Los Angeles Plays Itself and The Thoughts That Once We Had reconsiders the films of Spencer Williams, the pioneering African American screenwriter, director, and actor whose 1940s melodramas centered on sinners and saints who are tempted by jazz and sex and…
Personally Speaking - Stuart Hall's Work in Cultural Studies
Stuart Hall is a foundational figure in the influential interdisciplinary field known as cultural studies. In this stimulating and eloquent four-hour interview, conducted by the literary journalist Maya Jaggi and directed by Mike Dibb, Hall reflects on his life and career, talking personally and in depth about the trajectory of…
Color Adjustment - A History of African American Portrayal on Television
In this documentary, Marlon Riggs - Emmy winning producer of ETHNIC NOTIONS - carries his landmark studies of prejudice into the Television Age. COLOR ADJUSTMENT traces 40 years of race relations through the lens of prime time entertainment, scrutinizing television's racial myths and stereotypes. Narrated by Ruby Dee, COLOR ADJUSTMENT…
Birth Of A Movement - The Fight to Ban a Controversial Film
PBS
In 1915, Boston-based African American newspaper editor and activist William M. Trotter waged a battle against D.W. Griffith's technically groundbreaking but notoriously Ku Klux Klan-friendly THE BIRTH OF A NATION, that still rages today about race relations, media representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood. Nominated for an Image…