Tuesday, February 24, 2009


HBO Documentary Films and Freemind Ventures & Perfect Day Films will present The Black List: Vol 2. A film by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders & Elvis Mitchell on February 26 exclusively on HBO.

As with the first volume, Volume 2 is a collaboration between celebrated portrait photographer and filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, who directs, and award-winning journalist Elvis Mitchell, who interviews a host of influential people and allows them to talk freely about how they've arrived to where they are and what it means to be black..

The list of people featured in The Black List: Vol 2 includes activist and artist Majora Carter; activist and academic Angela Davis; producer Suzanne de Passe; actor Laurence Fishburne; Anglican Bishop Barbara Harris; Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick; pastor T.D. Jakes; physician and academic Valerie Montgomery-Rice, M.D.; filmmaker Tyler Perry; singer Charley Pride; fashion designer Patrick Robinson; actress Maya Rudolph; musician RZA; filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles; and artist Kara Walker.

The title "The Black List," was first conceived by Mitchell as an antidote to the persistent taint that western culture has applied to the word "black."