For Colored Boys, the EVIDENCE of things NOT Seen
The EVIDENCE of Things NOT Seen
This groundbreaking web series and feature length documentary film explore the criminalization, demonization and targeting of black men in America.
Told through real life stories, the docu-drama web series, highlights the lives of black men from all walks of life, following the experiences of four male characters.
The film, looks at the ways in which the lives of black men have been affected in eight areas, (the effects of racism, integration, trauma, (post traumatic slavery syndrome), homicide, suicide and depression, as well as the Assassination of the Black Male Image through Media and the unprecedented number of black men targeted by the Prison Industrial Complex.
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In many of the threads on this forum and others I’ve seen references to these three films: The Corporation, Inside Job, and Why We Fight. These are three great documentary films and they can all be watched for free on FilmsForAction.org
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The Corporation: http://www.filmsforaction.org/Watch/The_Corporation/
Why We Fight: http://www.filmsforaction.org/Watch/Why_We_Fight/
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WATCH THESE FILMS AND YOU WILL UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE ARE OCCUPYING WALL STREET!!!
Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child
I watched this documentary a few nights ago and it was absolutely AMAZING. I never realized how influential Basquiat was for our generations artists. A vast collection of his artworks were left when he died at the age of 27 due to a heroin overdose resulting from Andy Warhol’s death. They had a really close friendship. He left over 1,000 paintings as well as over 1,000 drawings. He rose to fame at the age of 19 as a graffiti artist using the pseudonym “SAMO”. He really was a genius. He used mainly art historical/black history references in most of his work.
A self-described “song-hunter,” the folklorist Alan Lomax traveled the Mississippi Delta in the 1930s and 40s, sometimes in the company of black folklorists like John W. Work III, armed with primitive recording equipment and a keen love of the Delta’s music heritage. Crisscrossing the towns and hamlets where the blues began, Lomax gave voice to such greats as Leadbelly, Fred McDowell, Muddy Waters, and many others, all of whom made their debut recordings with him.
In the late 1970s Lomax returned with filmmaker John Bishop and black folklorist Worth Long and made the film The Land Where the Blues Began. Shot on video tape, the film is narrated by Lomax and includes remarkable performances and stories by J.T. Tucker, William S. Hart, Bill Gordon, Belton Sutherland, Reverend Caeser Smith, James Hall, Johnny Brooks, Clyde Maxwell, Bud Spires, Jack Owens, Beatrice Maxwell, Walter Brown, Wilbert Puckett, and Othar Turner.
Film by John M. Bishop, Alan Lomax, Worth W. Long
Produced by The Mississippi Authority for Eduational Television & Alan Lomax
Cinematographer: John M. Bishop. Additional photography Ludwig Goon.
Sound: Steve Darsey, Kenneth Gates, Jacqueline Mack, Paul Burt
Editing: John M. Bishop. Videotape editor Ike Touchstone
Copyright: 1979 Alan Lomax
THIS IS IMPORTANT.
The War You Don’t See
Documentary / War
Australia / Great Britain, 2010, 96 min
Directors: John Pilger, Alan Lowery
Writer: John Pilger
A powerful and timely investigation into the media’s role in war, tracing the history of embedded and independent reporting from the carnage of World War One to the destruction of Hiroshima, and from the invasion of Vietnam to the current war in Afghanistan and disaster in Iraq.
As weapons and propaganda become even more sophisticated, the nature of war is developing into an electronic battlefield in which journalists play a key role, and civilians are the victims. But who is the real enemy?
John Pilger says in the film: “We journalists… have to be brave enough to defy those who seek our collusion in selling their latest bloody adventure in someone else’s country… That means always challenging the official story, however patriotic that story may appear, however seductive and insidious it is.
For propaganda relies on us in the media to aim its deceptions not at a far away country but at you at home… In this age of endless imperial war, the lives of countless men, women and children depend on the truth or their blood is on us… Those whose job it is to keep the record straight ought to be the voice of people, not power.”