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From Harriet to Whitney: Kasi Lemmons Honors Black History

On this day in 2019, Harriet was released in theaters. This incredible biopic about an incredible woman – Harriet Tubman – took an incredible filmmaker. And the filmmaker who made Harriet happen is Kasi Lemmons. 

Kasi’s career spans over three decades, making an enormous impact on the film world – especially in its representation of Black characters and more.


Sabaah Folayan Shows the Power of Trust in Documentaries

On this day in 2017, Whose Streets?, an impactful documentary about the Ferguson uprising, was released in theaters. This film was created by the incomparable Sabaah Folayan.

Sabaah Folayan is an American documentary filmmaker and activist. Sabaah’s path to filmmaking and education, while unconventional, informed her work in a unique more.


Yoruba Richen’s Trailblazing Docs for Black & Queer Communities

During Pride Month, we are taking the opportunity to celebrate some of the many incredible queer artists that we know and love. Today, our SWAN of the Day is the filmmaker and civil rights activist Yoruba Richen!

Yoruba Richen is a director, screenwriter, and producer best known for her critically-acclaimed documentary The New Black (2013).read more.