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Emmy award-winning independent filmmaker, Dante James is pleased to announce that his company Black Pearl Media Works, LLC (BPMW) is moving forward with the production of God of the Oppressed, an independent feature documentary.

Afghan War Documentary Chronicles Combat through Eyes of Grunts on the Ground   

In 2010, the 101st Airborne Division’s “No Slack” Infantry Battalion deployed to Afghanistan where it would face its fiercest combat since fighting the Viet Cong during the Tet Offensive. Embedded with the grunts was Army Chaplain Justin Roberts who brought along a camera to preserve for posterity what transpired over the course of the tour.

Justice Denied Documentary Chronicles Racist Targeting of Chinese-American Bank

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DuVernay Documentary Indicts Criminal Justice System as Vestige of Slavery

13th Film Review by Kam Williams

1st Amendment Documentary Indicts P.C. Police for Stifling Comedians\’ Freedom of Speech

Can We Take a Joke? Film Review by Kam Williams

Biopic Chronicles Hardy 88 Year-Old’s Path from Homelessness to Hollywood

  Queen Mimi Film Review by Kam Williams Biopic Chronicles Hardy 88 Year-Old’s Path from Homelessness to Hollywood Marie “Mimi” Haist began living in her car when she was in her 50s. That was after she lost her house in the wake of a nasty divorce. And when she could no long afford to keep […]

Mother-Daughter Documentary Chronicles Lifelong Dysfunctional Relationship

  Look at Us Now, Mother! Film Review by Kam Williams Mother-Daughter Documentary Chronicles Lifelong Dysfunctional Relationship Although Gayle Kirschenbaum was raised in the comfy confines of suburban Five Towns on Long Island, her childhood was anything but ideal. Trouble is, she never felt loved by her mother, Mildred, who favored her three sons over […]

Documentary about Radical Political Party Premieres on PBS on February 16th

  The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution TV Review by Kam Williams Documentary about Radical Political Party Premieres on PBS on February 16th The late Stokely Carmichael is famous for coining the phrase “Black power!” What he might not be as well remembered for is founding the Black Panthers. Frustrated by the tortoise-paced progress […]

Cautionary Documentary Warns of the Demise of the Middle-Class

  Requiem for the American Dream Film Review by Kam Williams Cautionary Documentary Warns of the Demise of the Middle-Class MIT Professor Noam Chomsky has been an outspoken critic of the Establishment ever since opposing the Vietnam War way back in the Sixties. At 87, the controversial firebrand is now decrying the incredible gulf between […]

New York Film Critic Annual Film Awards Voting Results

  New York Film Critic Annual Film Awards Voting Results   New York Film Critics Online members held their annual awards meeting on December 6, 2015, at the Furman Gallery inside Lincoln Center.   The following awards for films that opened in 2015 were voted: PICTURE: Spotlight (Open Road) DIRECTOR: Tom McCarthy, Spotlight (Open Road) […]

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