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Do we really live in a colorblind society? The Emmy Award winning documentary, Colorblind: Rethinking Race, examines institutional racism in health, wealth, education and the justice system. Featuring Michelle Alexander, author of "The New Jim Crow," anti-racism activist and writer, Tim Wise and others. Hosted and narrated by Regina Taylor. Original music by Orbert Davis.
Standing On Common Ground 2016
A decade in the making, “Standing On Common Ground: Ten Years Later,” tries to make sense of the unnatural natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina and the lives of those it affected. Allen-Gessesse revisited the disaster 10 years after he'd volunteered as a student. Remarkably, he found many of the original subjects from the 2006 film remain attached to the city. Most predicted that New Orleans would recover & become a better place, but it turns out to be much more complicated than that.
DuSable to Obama
"DuSable to Obama: Chicago's Black Metropolis" is an epic story of struggle and triumph. Spanning more than two hundred years of African-American history, including the Chicago's founding, the Civil War, the Great Migration, the Civil Rights movement, the Black Arts Movement and the successful building of an African-American political base leading to the election of Barack Obama. Produced for PBS by MPP's Barbara E. Allen
The story of a young boy's trip to the barbershop that becomes a painfully funny ordeal. This autobiographical short was written and directed by Evan Allen-Gessesse.
A young couple anticipating their first child ponder their future. Morning Due is the story of binding family love as they face the unthinkable.
How far would you go for love? POSITIVELY is a classic love story fraught with contemporary complications.
Standing On Common Ground 2006
After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, many students volunteered to go to New Orleans and help them rebuild. This is the story of Evan Allen-Gessesse, one of those student volunteers, six months after Katrina and how it changed his life forever.
Paper Trail is the story of 100 years of American history as seen through the eyes of a Black newspaper -- the Chicago Defender. Featuring, then Senator, Barack Obama and hosted by actor Harry Lennix . Produced for PBS by MPP's Barbara E. Allen