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Jazz and Us

Written and Directed by: Gloria Rolando TRT: 44 min (Cuba) (In Spanish with English subtitles) This documentary relates a chapter in the history shared by Afrocubans and African Americans through their common culture. It’s the story of a group of black Havana youths in the 1940’s and 50’s who hung out around jazz. In private […]

Builders of the Alcan Highway


TRT: 22 min (USA) In an amazingly short eight months span, under the harshest weather conditions, 3,600 Black army troops persevered to accomplish an incredible feat of engineering and building the WWII critical defense route known as “The Alcan Highway”. These unheralded men cleared 1,621 miles of rugged, unmapped wilderness stretching from British Columbia to […]

Songs of Survival

Songs of Survival

Directed by: Tim Reid TRT: 19 min (USA) Song of Survival is the story of an incredibly indomitable Congolese woman, Rose Mapendo, and her family of 10 imprisoned in 1998 in a death camp for 16 months. Through the strength of Rose’s character, she was able to gain release from the death camp by forgiving […]


(Monsieur) Written and Directed by: Kagan Olgunturk TRT: 19 min (Turkey) (In Turkish, w/English subtitles) Cevdet Ogut is the owner of a second hand shop but he represents himself as an antique dealer, the neighbors call The Monsieur. This film is the portrait of a man who makes a huge impact on his environment.  

Keepers of the Flame


Directed by: Tim Reid & Sunny Zhao Written by: Hugh Wilson TRT: 25 min (USA) Virginia’s central role in American history is celebrated through Keepers of the Flame, the new visitor film for the Virginia State Capitol. The film features compelling stories of individuals who have made an impact on Virginia history, from well-known figures […]

Triple Nickle

Triple Nickles

The 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, called the Triple Nickles, was WWII America’s “first all-black parachute infantry test platoon, company, and battalion.” Their pride in being American and a highly skilled combat company, helped them endure the struggle they were up against at home and abroad in the 1940’s and 50’s, when the Triple Nickle shined […]

Red Ball Express


TRT: 22 min (USA) During World War II in Nazi occupied France, a unique transportation unit was formed to keep General Patton’s lightening fast troops supplied. The Red Ball Express was made up of over 8,000 Black troops. Back home their loyalties and intelligence were questioned, but on the shores of France, in a war […]