Black History is American History

Tell Them We Are Rising, a compelling new film by Stanley Nelson and Marco Williams, details the profound role that Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have played in American history. It airs on PBS’ Independent Lens Television Series Monday, February 19th. The film spotlights the role that African Americans have had in the birth and growth of our nation, and the role that HBCUs have played as a cultural touchstone. 

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Looking Forward in 2018

2017 was a year of struggle and a year in which we saw the emergence of diverse community leadership and open dialogue about some of our most intractable social inequalities. In the context of so much change and upheaval, it is a gift to work with incredibly talented and passionate filmmakers, producers, community leaders, educators, philanthropists and many other dynamic and creative people who understand the power of non-fiction media to contribute to positive social change.

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Heroin(e) Making National Impact

Heroin(e), streaming on Netflix now, demonstrates the power of documentary film to make real impact. Communities across the country are convening public health officials, people who are addicted and their loved ones, criminal justice officers, harm reduction programs and other stakeholders to organize around the opioid epidemics in their community, using the film and the accompanying community screening guide.

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