As the craft of filmmaking has evolved throughout generations, the power of storytellers and subjects has often stayed in privileged hands. We believe diverse stories need to be told by diverse creatives, voices and talent.
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Stamped from the Beginning
Stamped from the Beginning: premieres Nov. 10 in select theaters, Nov. 20 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
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 will be 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 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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“Stamped from the Beginning understands that history is often written with lighting.”
“Hannah-Jones is more determined than ever to uncover the many myths and outright lies that have tainted our true knowledge of our nation’s history. WithThe 1619 Project on Hulu, she appears to have found her most effective weapon to date.”
“Harrowing and spellbinding… Master of Light is a gentle and graceful film defined by the capriciousness of sight.”
“Equally moving, informative, and infuriating, Netflix’s The Innocence Files is one of the best true crime series ever made.”
Between the World and Me: “Coates’ writing packs clarity into its lyricism, and at just shy of an hour and 20 minutes Forbes’ film honors the book’s relative economy while enriching every frame with poignance, augmented by Bradford Young’s arresting cinematography.”
High on the Hog: “a nuanced celebration of African Americans and their food. It is also sorely overdue.”