Brothermen

Five African American men transmit the historic, political, and cultural realities of the African American experience through their art.

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Premiere Date
June 1, 2002
Length
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call
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Producer

Demetria Royals

Producer

Louise Diamond

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The Film

A performance-based documentary, Brothermen features five African American men who through their art transmit the historic, political, and cultural realities of the African American experience.

These “Brothermen” are legendary songwriters Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, producers of "The Sound of Philadelphia"; photographer Chester Higgins Jr., who documents the African Diaspora in America and worldwide; choreographer/performer David Roussève, vice chairman of World Arts and Cultures at UCLA; and the late Pops Staples, performer, civil rights activist, and patriarch of the Staple Singers.

Interweaving performances, music, dance, photography, archival footage, and interviews, ,Brothermen celebrates the lives and enduring achievements of these African American artists.

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