Thursday, August 14, 2008


Coming up on HBO is a very interesting documentary that's right up my alley. "The Black List Vol. 1" will be premiering on the network on August 25th. Directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Elvis Mitchell, the documentary was an "Official Selection" in Sundance this past year.
If you click on the picture above it will take you to the official website. There you will find information about the documentary, video clips, as well as a book that includes photos and essays from the participants.
The Black List, Vol. 1 presents dramatic portraits of some of today's most fascinating and influential African-Americans, who share their stories and insights into the struggles, triumphs and joys of black life in the U.S. The film is a collaboration between celebrated portrait photographer and filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, who directs, and award-winning journalist Elvis Mitchell, who interviews such notables as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Sean Combs, Thelma Golden, Lou Gossett, Jr., Bill T. Jones, Vernon Jordan, Toni Morrison, Suzanne-Lori Parks, Richard Parsons, Chris Rock, Al Sharpton, Slash, Faye Wattleton, Keenen Ivory Wayans and Zane.