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The Example
BLOCK 3 During a race riot in Beaumont, Texas in June 1943, Officer Miller Harvey, a white police officer is determined to protect and serve his city and family. Black business owner Carver Jefferson is hell-bent on taking his family far away from the city as racial hostility has led to the destruction of his home and business. After curfew while Beaumont is under martial law, Harvey, another white officer and Jeffersons worlds collide at a roadblock. Tensions explode on that hot summer night, forcing them to make decisions that will question their morals, loyalty and manhood.
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Forgiving Chris Brown (Texas Premiere)
BLOCK 11 Forgiving Chris Brown is a dark comedy short that follows the follies of “Rihanna”, “Halle” and “Tina”.  These stylish girlfriends hope to heal their battered hearts through the old-fashioned way – Revenge.
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Forgotten Sunset
BLOCK 11 After recently being released from prison, a man tries to reconnect with his daughter and see if there is any chance of saving their relationship.
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A Heart That Forgives (SNEAK PEEK-NEW M. Legend Brown Film)
BLOCK 5 Journeys of rise, fall and redemption. The power of Gods love. The core of the human condition. The freedom of forgiveness. You won't be the same after you see this movie. Inspired by Kevin LeVar's chart topping song "A Heart That Forgives
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Heroes of Color
BLOCK 4 An Award Winning, educational whiteboard web series celebrating the outstanding achievements of people of color from different ethnic backgrounds.
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I Am Not Your Negro
In his new film, director Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished - a radical narration about race in America, using the writer's original words. He draws upon James Baldwin's notes on the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. to explore and bring a fresh and radical perspective to the current racial narrative in America. "One of the best movies you are likely to see this year." - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
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I Felon Love
BLOCK 7 Det Kole Tamron is not looking for love. However, love finds her in the strangest place amongst the strangest circumstances. Emory Jackson, a local businessman, finds a way to sweep Kole off her feet. However, their romance might be in jeopardy when Kole finds out there is more to Emory than meets the eye.
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Jackson
BLOCK 2 What does life look like in a place where the anti-abortion movement has made access to legal abortion nearly impossible? Since the passing of Roe v. Wade over four decades ago, the self-labeled pro-life movement has won significant legal, cultural and political battles. Now, the stigma of abortion is prolific in the American South and women in poverty and women of color are particularly vulnerable. These women find it difficult to access reproductive healthcare, especially in places like Mississippi where the anti-abortion faction is strongest. Shannon Brewer is the director of Jackson Women's Health Organization, the only remaining abortion clinic in the state. Barbara Beavers runs the Center for Pregnancy Choices and is a leader of the anti-abortion movement in Mississippi. April Jackson is a young mother of four children faced with another unplanned pregnancy. Set against the backdrop of the fight over the last abortion clinic in Mississippi, this film is an intimate, first-of-its-kind look inside the issues surrounding abortion through three women who stand on all sides of this debate and live at a turning point for reproductive healthcare in America.
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Jerico
BLOCK 9 Best friends, Jerico Walker and Jarvis Cook , set out on the morning of the signing of the civil rights act of 1964 with aspirations to capture the newly available Paper Press Manager promotion. But when their car breaks down all hell breaks loose. With the dangers and bias���s of an unrelenting Jim Crow South in rural Mississippi, along with a menacing lynch mob in hot pursuit, a simple trip to work becomes an outright fight for survival. Jerico is a dramatic comedy that satirizes the dogma of our American history in an effort to open lines of communication to overcome racial division. Husband and Wife team, Director Seckeita Lewis and Writer Brandon Lewis bring a fresh story that will make you laugh, cry, and think.
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The Land Beneath Our Feet
BLOCK 13 The Land Beneath Our Feet weaves together rare archival footage from a 1926 Harvard expedition to Liberia with the journey of a young Liberian man, uprooted by war, seeking to understand how the past has shaped land conflicts in his country today. This film is an explosive reminder of how large-scale land grabs are transforming livelihoods across the planet.
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Leo Twiggs: Requiem for Mother Emmanuel
BLOCK 12 Batik artist, Leo Twiggs created nine paintings to honor the slain at Mother Emanuel. In this short film the artist shares his personal journey from tears to redemption.  
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The Letter Carrier
BLOCK 3 1860. A dark fairytale folklore in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The story of a boy and his family hidden from slavery and a parent's will to protect their freedom at all costs...
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