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The Daily: Looking for Claudia Jones, a Black Stock Film

Enemy of the state, visionary, freedom fighter, rebel with a cause – just who was Claudia Jones? This compelling documentary reveals one of history’s most dynamic civil rights activists. A must-see directorial debut by writer Nia Reynolds with narration by actor Josette Simon (Cry Freedom).

Looking for Claudia Jones from Black Stock Films

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Namism. Could your name be holding you back?

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Documentary: Amazing Journeys: New Orleans like you’ve never seen it.



Amazing Journeys: New Orleans (Part 1) – The City with a Sound Track

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Spike Lee discusses the making of ‘If God Is Willing’ and ‘Da Creek Don’t Rise’

As the saga of New Orleans’s rebirth continues, so does director Spike Lee’s documentation of it. If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise, which premiered Aug. 23 on HBO, is his second four-hour documentary about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, following 2006’s Peabody Award–winning When the Levees Broke.

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Gandy Dancers Documentary



Musical traditions and recollections of eight retired African-American railroad track laborers whose occupational folk songs were once heard on railroads that crisscross the South. They recount experiences in the segregated South, describe organized labor and occupational safety standards, and demonstrate railroad calls that survive today as expressions of religious faith, social protest and sexually explicit poetry. A film by Barry Dornfeld and folklorist Maggie Holtzberg.