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Black Folk Don’t
A Gentleman’s War
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Project Involve Shorts
Working in collaboration with a racially diverse group of filmmakers the National Minority Consortia and Film Independent’s Project Involve launch these shorts as an exploration of new voices and improved access to digital authorship opportunities for producers, writers and media artists of color. These short films explore issues of identity, family heritage, and much more.
AfroPoP Caribbean Shorts
Short films from all across the Caribbean Basin are featured in this series. Dramatic shorts and documentaries made by Caribbeans, celebrating and exploring a diverse set of identities. From Mariel Brown's short doc exploring the life of his father who was almost a career soldier but became a great artist, to the heartbreaking "Auntie" by Lisa Harewood where a Barbadian woman stands to loose her almost daughter.
A Gentleman's War
A Gentleman's War is a transmedia documentary portrait of the sport of cricket in New York City. The project was produced by National Black Programming Consortium, directed by documentarian Madeleine Hunt - Ehrlich and designed by web developer Luisa Covaria. The project features interviews with scholars of the sport, photographs, as well as documentary shorts on the Brooklyn-based Progressive Cricket Club who play out of New York's well-respected Metropolitan Cricket League.
Following the day-to-day stories of students, parents, teachers and staff at the Washington Metropolitan High School, “180 Days: A Year Inside An American High School” is an intimate portrait of a public school that attempts to make a difference in the lives of students each and every day.
Public Media Corps (PMC)
The Public Media Corps (PMC) project was a community engagement endeavor of the National Black Programming Consortium, a digital fellowship program designed to bring diverse communities together into new modes of sharing public media.
Producers Selly Thiam and Samantha Stark at the None on Record project, a global story telling project, bring four very moving shorts to AfroPoP entitled "Seeking Asylum." These shorts chronicle the stories of LGBT Africans in the UK fleeing homophobia and persecution back home.
Kwa Mashu Voices
Meet the young citizens of Kwa Mashu in this moving interview series hosted by Ekhaya Multi Arts Center radio station - VIBE FM Youth Radio - from young preachers, singers, comedians, actors, brainiacs, and local DJs - learn the story of a contemporary South Africa; aware of the burdens of the past, for the graceful progression into a bright future.
Ask A Muslim
"Ask A Muslim" is a web series that showcases the current face of Black Islam in America today, using questions from the street asked to Black muslim artists, writers, Imams, and cultural observers.
Black Folk Don't...
An ironic web series that explores the grey areas between stereotype and truth, created and directed by Angela Tucker. This season check out episodes produced by audience-selection, including topics like Black Folk Don't Swim, Camp, Have Eating Disorders, Do Atheism, Commit Suicide, and Get Married.
Rip & Rebind
Rip and Rebind is an anthropological snapshot of life taken with hip-hop’s camera. Through a collaged narrative reflecting the mash-up genre who’s origins are largely found in Hip-Hop, this sonic journey confirms that the music is a reflection of the people.
Haiti: One Day One Destiny
"Haiti: One Day, One Destiny" is a multi-media portal of stories about Haiti after the disastrous earthquake of 2010. The stories capture the day-to-day struggle of recovery, Haitian reflections on the profound loss they are coming to grips with, and the role culture and history play in rebuilding. The web videos, blogs, and live virtual conversations serve as a focus on Haitian culture, Haitian people, and one country’s road to recuperation.
From UFOs to urban farming, this series is where you want to be for that slightly off-beat Blackness your mama should have warned you about. Producer Gabriel Tolliver brings a psychedelic perspective to his work.
The Masculinity Project
The Masculinity Project is a serial web project of shorts produced to start a conversation about the experience of being Black and male in American today. These videos are created by producers of color around the US tasked with creating work addressing a diverse array of issues, from the environment, intergenerational relations, sexuality, family, work and much more.
Remixing the Blues
In 2007 NBPC's New Media Institute brought emerging producers down to the Delta, Jackson Mississippi and set them loose on the Blues Traill to produce content using small format technology, locative media, camera phones and much more.
The Katrina Project
The Katrina Project is an innovative effort that brings together resources from within public broadcasting to give voice to residents of Gulf Coast most affected by the hurricanes and levee breeches in Louisiana and Mississippi in August 2005.
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