Films in The Black Indie Classics Collection Vol.1

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"Chenzira's work represents a commitment to a unique and original perspective...a very real alternative to corporate culture's mass produced images of Black life and culture."
Spencer Moon Author REEL BLACK TALK: A Sourcebook for 50 American Filmmakers
"...risk taking filmmaking at its best."
Variety
"a robust evocation of Black milieu."
The New York Times
"... raucous, brash and exceedingly funny."
Los Angeles Film Report

"...a marvel of social satire. An important change in the tradition of Black cinema with its ability to take the serious seriously, but also laugh at the absurd."

Boston Globe
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Alma's Rainbow (1993), a coming-of-age comedy-drama about middle-class Black women living in Brooklyn, explores the life of teenager Rainbow Gold (Victoria Gabrielle Platt), who is entering womanhood... (Read More)
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Hair Piece: A Film for Nappy Headed People (1984) is an animated satire that unpacks the stereotypes associated with Black hair texture and styles, and the ways in which Black hair... (Read More)
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MOTV (My Own TV) (1994) tells the story of Jamaican immigrant Ishmael (Lawrence Anderson) and his African American wife Elmina (Kaci M. Fannin), both Brooklyn residents, who go in search of... (Read More)
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Zajota & The Boogie Spirit (1989) Chenzira uses the techniques of mixed media and animation to trace the history of colonialism, the trans-Atlantic slavery, and the resilient spirit of Africans... (Read More)
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Alma's Rainbow (Original Soundtrack) Lush and vibrant soundtrack that enlisted an extraordinary line up of musicians from the jazz, pop, soul and go worlds, the sound track moves through a range of styles and colors befitting the themes in the film Alma's Rainbow.
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