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by Samantha Grant
A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at The New York Times tells the shocking story of Jayson Blair, the most infamous serial plagiarist of our time, and how he unleashed the massive scandal that rocked The New York Times and the entire world of journalism.
by Macky Alston
Hard Road Home follows two former felons in different stages of life on the outside.
by Christine Turner
Homegoings is a moving portrait of a man and a people — and of the faith, hope and history that sustain them in the face of death. Seen through the eyes of funeral director Isaiah Owens, the beauty and grace of African American funerals are brought to life. Filmed at Owens Funeral Home in New York City's historic Harlem neighborhood, Homegoings takes an up-close look at the rarely seen world of undertaking in the black community.
by Tamra Davis
Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend, the iconoclastic artist Jean-Michel Basquiat in this examination of a brilliant life cut short.
by Christine Christopher and Carvin Eison
In the summer of 1964, a three-night riot erupted in two predominantly black neighborhoods in downtown Rochester, New York.
by Lacey Schwartz
Lacey Schwartz grew up in an upper-middle-class household with two loving Jewish parents. When she discovers that the man she's always assumed was her father is not her biological parent, she unlocks a powerful family secret.
by Jennifer Dworkin
Love & Diane explores a crucial period in the lives of two adolescent cousins, Love Hinson and Selina Hazzard, who aspire to a better life in the face of extraordinary challenges.
by Blair Doroshwalther
Gay African American women friends defending themselves against a violent sexual assault in a seemingly gay-friendly New York City neighborhood are arrested for assault and attempted murder. A different kind of fight ensues in the courts and the media.
by Stanley Nelson
Each summer, affluent and successful African Americans like filmmaker Stanley Nelson return to Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, an upper middle class resort community that has historically provided an oasis for black professionals.
by Jonathan Olshefski and Sabrina Schmidt Gordon
Shot over nearly a decade, Quest: The Fury and the Sound was originally planned as a documentary portrait of the Rainey family and their home music studio, which serves as a special sanctuary within their North Philadelphia neighborhood. When a stray bullet wounds their youngest daughter, the film shows the family’s strength in the face of adversity and their dedication to being a force for good in their community.