Sweet Black Film: The Birth of a Black Hero (2021)
In 1971, director Melvin Van Peebles turned the figure of the black hero in US cinema upside down with Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song: the story of the making of a seminal movie that initiated the Blaxploitation movement, a short-lived but highly influential sub-genre in the years that followed.
Genre: Documentary, History
Director: Catherine Bernstein
Cast: Bill Duke, Donna Dubrow, Mandela Van Peebles, Marguerite Van Peebles, Mario Van Peebles, Max Van Peebles, Melvin Van Peebles, Mike Sargent, Philip Hart, Reginald Hudlin, Sandra Nkake, Sandra Rush
Duration: 53 min