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They've Gotta Have Us 

Black Hollywood: 'They've Gotta Have Us' (original title)
The rise of black actors as they have gone from being the backdrop to calling the shots. This is the inside story of the turning points of black life on both sides of the lens, from Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte, to the present day.
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Series cast summary:
Simon Frederick ...  Self - Narrator 3 episodes, 2018
Nelson George ...  Self - Author, Journalist, Critic, Director, and Producer 3 episodes, 2018
Lil Rel Howery ...  Self - Actor and Comedian 3 episodes, 2018
Kasi Lemmons ...  Self - Director and Actor 3 episodes, 2018
David Oyelowo ...  Self - Actor and Producer 3 episodes, 2018
Jesse Williams ...  Self - Actor, Producer, and Activist 3 episodes, 2018
Debbie Allen ...  Self - Actress, Dancer, Choreographer, Director, and Producer 2 episodes, 2018
John Boyega ...  Self - Actor and Producer 2 episodes, 2018
Reggie Rock Bythewood ...  Self - Director, Writer, Actor, and Producer 2 episodes, 2018
Ruth E. Carter ...  Self - Costume Designer 2 episodes, 2018
Ashley Clark Ashley Clark ...  Self - Film Journalist and Critic 2 episodes, 2018
Ernest R. Dickerson ...  Self - Director and Cinematographer 2 episodes, 2018
Carmen Ejogo ...  Self - Actress 2 episodes, 2018
Destiny Ekaragha Destiny Ekaragha ...  Self - Director 2 episodes, 2018
Laurence Fishburne ...  Self - Actor, Playwright, Producer, Screenwriter, and Director 2 episodes, 2018
David Harewood ...  Self - Actor 2 episodes, 2018
Barry Jenkins ...  Self - Director, Producer, and Screenwriter 2 episodes, 2018
Delroy Lindo ...  Self - Actor and Theatre Director 2 episodes, 2018
Shola Lynch ...  Self - Director and Artist 2 episodes, 2018
Gina Prince-Bythewood ...  Self - Director and Screenwriter 2 episodes, 2018
Robert Townsend ...  Self - Actor, Comedian, Director, and Writer 2 episodes, 2018
Brian White ...  Self - Actor and Producer 2 episodes, 2018
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The rise of black actors as they have gone from being the backdrop to calling the shots. This is the inside story of the turning points of black life on both sides of the lens, from Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte, to the present day.

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Documentary

Certificate:

TV-14

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Really informative, great storytelling
9 June 2020 | by nicholsondennisSee all my reviews

I work in film but I never went to film school so any time there is a great piece of cinema history that's usually something I'm into. This popped up on Netflix and I sat down to watch an episode and ended up watching all 3 episodes. It's a great piece and it added a lot of depth to movies I have seen, and gave me a list of movies to go check out, knowing more of the story behind them.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 2020 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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