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The 1619 Project wins Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series

The 1619 Project Team

Primetime Emmy for The 1619 Project

The 1619 Project docuseries on Hulu took home an Emmy for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series. The six-episode docuseries, an expansion of the groundbreaking New York Times Magazine issue, was lauded at the Television Academy’s 75th Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

Executive producers Roger Ross Williams, Shoshanna Guy, the New York Times’ Kathleen Lingo and Nikole Hannah-Jones, and Oprah Winfrey are among those who earned trophies for their work on the six-part Hulu series.

“It was such an honor to take home the Emmy for The 1619 Project documentary series, which brought our journalism about slavery and its ongoing legacy to an even wider audience,” Hannah-Jones told The New York Times. “I’m grateful to work at an institution that supports this type of journalism, especially in these times of great racial polarization. Truth matters.”

Stamped from the Beginning

Stamped from the Beginning: now streaming on Netflix

In 2016, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi published Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award winner that chronicles the origins and evolution of anti-Black, racist ideas and their power in shaping policies, culture, and norms throughout American history.

Now, director Roger Ross Williams is bringing that story to screen, adapting Kendi’s book to illuminate the foundational myths in history that still shape current perspectives.

In Stamped from the Beginning, Williams uses an innovative animation process to blend live action with art, and the film highlights leading women academics and activists such as Dr. Angela Davis, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Brittany Packnett Cunningham, and Dr. Jennifer L. Morgan.

Stamped from the Beginning premieres November 10th in select theaters and November 20th on Netflix.

High on the Hog: Season 2 - trailer

High on the Hog

Acclaimed High on the Hog returns for season 2

The Peabody Award-winning documentary series’ first season was both a critical and commercial success. Now, High on the Hog is back on Netflix, and in four new episodes, host Stephen Satterfield heads to Atlanta, New York, New Orleans, and Los Angeles to explore Black foodways.

The series, based on Jessica B. Harris’s book of the same name, focuses its second season on the culinary renaissance that flourished in the U.S. post-emancipation.

All four episodes of High on the Hog’s second season are available on Netflix starting November 22.

The LA Times: “You’re about to hear a lot about Roger Ross Williams. He’s ready for his moment.

“I’m so grateful to be in the position I am in this business, to be able to create series, documentary features, now scripted narrative features — to be able to do it all,” he says. “That’s a privilege, and I want to extend that privilege to everyone like me. I want them all to have the same opportunities that I have.”

Read Jen Yamato’s full article with photos by Justin Jun Lee at The LA Times

The Super Models

The Super Models reunites four ’90s fashion icons

The four-part Apple TV+ documentary series The Super Models is a long-overdue deep dive into a fabulous chapter of fashion history that wasn’t always what it seemed.

Directed by Roger Ross Williams and Larissa Bills, The Super Models reunites supermodels Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, and Christy Turlington, reflecting on their careers and the challenges faced throughout them. In particular, the series focuses on how these women dominated their fields and took control of their careers, changing their roles in the industry and wielding their popularity to become activists and philanthropists.

The Super Models streams on Apple TV+.

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