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Fatherhood Dreams
Part of the Series: Gender Film Collection
Canada is one of only five countries in the world where same-sex marriage is legal. Still, some, if not most people, are uncomfortable with the idea of openly gay men raising children. Fatherhood Dreams takes the audience into the day-to-day lives of Scott, Steve, Randy and Drew, who are fathers…
Daddy and Papa
Daddy & Papa is a one-hour documentary video that opens a candid window on the personal, cultural and political implications of gay fatherhood. From surrogacy, foster care and interracial adoption to the complexities of gay divorce and the legal battles around gay parenting, Daddy & Papa presents a revealing look…
Black Is...Black Ain't - An Exploration of Black Identity
The final film by filmmaker Marlon Riggs, BLACK IS...BLACK AIN'T, jumps into the middle of explosive debates over Black identity. White Americans have always stereotyped African Americans. But the rigid definitions of "Blackness" that African Americans impose on each other, Riggs claims, have also been devastating. Is there an essential…
The New Black - LGBT Rights in African American Communities
THE NEW BLACK boldy examines the controversial and challenging issues the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay…
I Used to be a Filmmaker
A film about fatherhood and the bond between a father and his infant daughter. The filmmaker documents the first eighteen months of the child's life, showing the progression from newborn to infant to toddler.
Finding the Gold Within - Black Men in College - Challenges and Success
What does it mean to be young, black, male and dare to step out of invisibility? Finding the Gold Within follows six Black men from Akron, Ohio, through their first years of college. Despite their high levels of confidence and critical thinking, the stark reality of being away from their…
A Thousand Midnights - The Great Migration
2015 marks the centennial of the beginning of the Great Migration in which six million African Americans relocated from the rural South to the cities of the North, Midwest and West from 1915 to 1970. In many ways, the epic internal migration created what we now consider the modern American…
Through a Lens Darkly - Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People
The first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present, Through a Lens Darkly probes the recesses of American history by discovering images that have been suppressed, forgotten and lost. Bringing to light the hidden…
Black and Cuba - Students Explore Race and Society in Cuba
Black and Cuba follows street-smart Ivy League students who are outcasts at their elite university, as they band together and adventure to Cuba to see if revolution is truly possible. Intent on sharing their experiences, the students film their journey through the streets of Havana and Santiago. They observe the…
Julian Bond - Reflections from the Frontlines of the Civil Rights Movement
Julian Bond: Reflections from the Frontlines of the Civil Rights Movement is a portrait of social activist and former Georgia legislator in which Julian Bond approaches the Civil Rights Movement from a personal perspective. "Bond's father was the first African-American president of Pennsylvania's Lincoln University, and the family hosted black…
Sink or Swim - An Unflinching Portrait of a Daughter and Her Father
A contemporary classic and a landmark in autobiographical filmmaking, 'Sink or Swim' is an unflinching account of the highly charged relationship between a daughter and her father. Through a series of twenty-six short stories, a young girl chronicles the childhood events that shaped her ideas about fatherhood, family relations, work…
All My Babies: A Midwife's Own Story
When George C. Stoney was a boy delivering newspapers, he was curious about the black women with black satchels he would spot occasionally on the streets of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, before dawn. Later he learned these early risers were midwives. This is a training film about midwifery which transcends the…