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The 1619 Project
The 1619 Project – The greatest story never told
It’s time to reframe America’s origin story. The 1619 Project premiered on January 26th only on Hulu in the U.S., Star+ in Latin America, and Disney+ in all other territories.
The six-part limited docu-series is a One Story Up production in association with Lionsgate, Harpo Films and The New York Times. It is executive produced by Nikole Hannah-Jones, who also hosts the show; Academy Award®-winning director Roger Ross Williams with producing partner and co-executive producer Geoff Martz; Caitlin Roper, an editor of The 1619 Project and The New York Times’ executive producer for film and television; Kathleen Lingo, The New York Times’ editorial director for film and television; and Oprah Winfrey. Peabody Award-winning executive producer Shoshana Guy served as the showrunner.
The docu-series is an expansion of The 1619 Project created by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and The New York Times Magazine.
The episodes, Democracy, Race, Music, Capitalism, Fear and Justice are adapted from essays from the book, “The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story.”
Master of Light
Master of Light now streaming worldwide on HBO MAX
HBO MAX is streaming Master of Light, which won a string of major awards since its world premiere at SXSW in Austin, TX, on March 12, 2022. The One Story Up doc first aired on November 18, 2022, on HBO and is available to stream on HBO Max.
“From the moment I saw a teaser of the film I knew Rosa’s talent and George’s story had to be showcased to a wide audience,” said producer Roger Ross Williams. “To see it come to fruition with HBO is a very proud moment for the whole team.”
Williams produced the film with Ilja Roomans, and Anousha Nzume. Jody Allen, Ruth Johnston, Rocky Collins, Jannat Gargi, and Geoff Martz are executive producers.
At SXSW the film won the Grand Jury Prize. Master of Light also won the McBaine Documentary Feature Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival, Best First Feature at Sheffield Doc/Fest, Best First Feature (City of Utrecht Award) at the Netherlands Film Festival, and the Maysles Brothers Award for Best Documentary at the Denver Film Festival.
High on the Hog
High on the Hog will return for a second season on Netflix
Netflix has ordered a second season of High on the Hog, the critically acclaimed series that celebrates the courage, artistry and resourcefulness of African Americans that helped define the American kitchen.
The series got a perfect 100% from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, and Esquire called the show “revolutionary.”
“Every film is personal.”
“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.”