Need a new show or film to enjoy over the long weekend? Look no further than our newest content streaming for the culture. From behind the scenes footage of the iconic Grace Jones, to tales of returning home to discover your roots and continue to grow, we have a wonderful spread of films, shows, and documentaries!
Angelica, after a long absence from Puerto Rico, returns home when her father, Wilfredo, suffers a stroke. This unexpected return and her father’s illness force Angelica to re-evaluate her relationship with her mother and family members who don’t accept her because of her skin color. She must face herself and discovers that she does not know who she is. After her father’s death, Angelica must decide whether to return to the comfort of her previous life, dissatisfied, but secure, or set on an adventurous path to rediscover herself as an independent, modern, strong, black, and Puerto Rican woman.
BUILDING THE BRIDGE
Building the Bridge documentary follows three Black teenage boys participating in a STEM organization in the Dallas neighborhood of Oak Cliff. The film looks at how race, zip codes, and access affects youth of color being able to access STEAM opportunities in a quickly changing 21st century world.
KHAYALAMI (MY HOME)
The premise of this documentary is self-discovery. It will capture the transformations I have gone through while living in America for the past six years. Juxtaposing the changes in Zimbabwe with my own personal changes will allow the audience to see my theme of acceptance.
Sara, a cold college professor, and her husband, an ecstatic painter, spend a summer away from the city, straining their rocky relationship.
GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI
Electrifying concert performances and intimate, personal footage showcase the life and talent of singer and actress Grace Jones.
MINGA AND THE BROKEN SPOON
A charming animation for the entire family, this African fable tells the story of Minga, an orphaned girl living with her stepmother MamiKaba and her stepsister Abena. One day, when she washes the dishes in the river, she accidentally brakes a spoon. A furious MamiKaba chases her away from the house, asking her to find the only identical spoon hidden by her late mother. An adventurous journey then begins for Minga in the forest. Minga and the Broken Spoon is the first feature-length animated film entirely conceived and produced in Cameroon and is loosely based on “The Broken Spoon,” the famous African tale. The film is a vibrant tribute to Cameroon’s rich cultural diversity, while being a source of entertainment for the young and old alike.
MOSSVILLE: WHEN GREAT TREES FALL
Mossville, Louisiana: A once-thriving community founded by formerly enslaved and free people of color, and an economically flourishing safe haven for generations of African American families. Today it’s a breeding ground for petrochemical plants and their toxic black clouds. Many residents are forced from their homes, and those that stay suffer from prolonged exposure to contamination and pollution. Amid this chaos and injustice stands one man who refuses to abandon his family’s land – and his community.
ESOPIP AFRICA ARTS AND CRAFTS
Esopip Africa Arts and Crafts is a web series created for children where children can learn about the continent of Africa and Africa through arts and crafts.
SINCE I BEEN DOWN
Meet Kimonti Carter. Former president and current member of an over 40-year Washington State prisoner-initiated program, the Black Prisoners’ Caucus. At 34, Kimonti founded TEACH (Taking Education and Creating History), a remarkably innovative prisoner education program. Kimonti and a group of his peers maneuver through a non-negotiable pathway to joining gangs as early as 11-years-old. This is a community profoundly impacted by the city’s disinvestment in housing, education, and employment as well as our policies in the 1990’s. The film, told by the people who have lived these conditions, unravels intimate stories from interviews brought to life through archival footage, cinema verité discussions, masquerade, and dance , unraveling why children commit violent crime and how these children – now adults – are breaking free from their fate by creating a model of justice that is transforming their lives, our humanity and a quality of life for all our children.
YOUNG & MARRIED
Meet Keith & Desarae, a newlywed couple who just can’t stop arguing about the simplest things in life.
THE LITTLE TEASPOON OF SUGAR
It’s a new school year and Lesedi has just started Grade 8. Our young netball star is hopeful about her high school years – netball try-outs, hanging out with friends and regaling tales of scary high school teachers to her father. But all those plans come to a sudden halt when Lesedi finds out she has Type one Diabetes. With her whole life set before her, high school doesn’t feel like it’ll ever be the same.