Black Documentary: A Look at the Other Side

In past years the Sundance Film Festival has featured the dramatic films of a number of independent Afro-American filmmakers. Lost in the shuffle have been the sterling accomplishments of a number of black documentarians. This year’s Documentary Competition will present four disparate features by black independent filmmakers which will hopefully result in a renewed attention to the work at their end of the filmmaking spectrum. Moderated by Village Voice Film Editor Lisa Kennedy, this examination will focus on the importance and uniqueness of an Afro-American documentation of their experience and history. Participants will include Bill Greaves, one of the most highly recognized black documentary filmmakers of the last two decades, as well as first-time feature director Marco Williams.


William Greaves
Marco Williams
Lisa Kennedy
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