Miss Sharon Jones: Dreams never expire but sometimes they are deferred. Miss Sharon Jones follows the talented and gregarious soul singer of the Grammy nominated R&B band "Sharon Jones and ... See full summary »
An intimate look into the life of icon Quincy Jones. A unique force in music and popular culture for 70 years, Jones has transcended racial and cultural boundaries; his story is inextricably woven into the fabric of America.
Twenty-five years after the verdict in the Rodney King trial sparked several days of protests, violence and looting in Los Angeles, filmmakers examine that tumultuous period through rarely seen archival footage.
John D. Barnett
A look at the events leading up to the Taliban's attack on Pakistani schoolgirl, Malala Yousafzai, for speaking out on girls' education followed by the aftermath, including her speech to the United Nations.
This is a beautifully constructed documentary that gives a total picture of the amazing Maya Angelou. It goes back to her roots which included being raped as a child, to her dancing and singing. It wasn't long before she began to become the voice of humanity and blackness. It includes the cream of the black artists. There is a bit where they list a series of black performers who play before sold out audiences and then are not allowed to go out an mingle with the crowds. Imagine, the people paid a fortune to see Sammy Davis, Jr., and yet he had to go back to his dressing room after he performed. She prospered. But she faced off against authority and kept to her African roots. If you talk about the civil rights movement and she was there. Of course, she eventually became one of America's greatest poets.
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