Documentary

UK TV: YOUNG, BRITISH AND BROKE (WATCH FULL LENGTH BBC THREE DOCUMENTARY)

Former Pop World and T4 presenter Miquita Oliver who has experienced her own financial difficulties and was declared bankrupt several years ago, goes undercover in the documentary ‘Young, British and Broke’ to investigate Britain’s most controversial type of borrowing (payday loans) and meets people whose loans have spiralled out of control, sometimes with devastating results. But for every person she talks to who is desperate for cash to survive, there are others just after money for new clothes and parties. So how much []

BLACK BRITISH DOCUMENTARY: I’M A GUN (TRAILER)

This documentary is inspired by the book I’m A Gun. It addresses street violence and the psychological and physiological hold the nature of the gun has over our youths. Listen to some of our inspirational and out spoken members of our community share their views. Judging from the trailer nothing new is being said that I haven’t heard before or discussed with others on numerous occasions. But I guess the documentary’s target audience is today’s male black youth. However it is always good []

DOCUMENTARY ABOUT JAMAICAN HISTORICAL FIGURE AND FREEDOM FIGHTER NANNY OF THE MAROONS PLANNED

Via Shadow and Act Following in the footsteps of acclaimed filmmakers like Spike Lee and Martin Scorsese, movie stuntman turned director Roy T. Anderson has decided to go the crowdfunding route to help finance his latest project; a 1-hr documentary film on Queen Nanny, the indomitable leader of the Jamaican Maroons, and Jamaica’s only female National Hero. Anderson’s impressive debut film Akwantu: the Journey, on the history of the Jamaican Maroons, was a self-funded effort which has screened on three continents, even []

MIRACLE RISING: SOUTH AFRICA (HISTORY CHANNEL – FULL DOCUMENTARY)

MIRACLE RISING: SOUTH AFRICA is the epic legacy of South Africa’s political transformation that culminated in the first free and fair elections in April 1994. Narrated through personal and intimate accounts from world leaders, politicians, celebrities and journalists, this thought-provoking documentary reflects on South Africa’s very own ‘Miracle’ – the inspiring story of a journey from apartheid to democracy. WARNING: SOME FOOTAGE MAY CAUSE DISTRESS. Rest In Peace Steve Biko, Nelson Mandela and all those who fought for freedom.

BLACK BRITISH DOCUMENTARY (FULL LENGTH) – WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

… ‘Where Do We Go From Here?’ will probably divide opinion for various reasons (e.g. footage of a few contributors should have ended up on the cutting room floor) but other than that I think Jaja has made an interesting and thought provoking documentary here for the younger generation. For me the first 30 minutes of the documentary brought back memories of what it was like growing up black in the 1980s/1990s in South London and what was going on culturally and []

THE HISTORY CHANNEL (FULL DOCUMENTARY): GANGLAND – BLACK MAFIA FAMILY (BMF) 2010

This documentary about the infamous Black Mafia Family (BMF) originally aired on the History Channel (US television) in September 2010. The Black Mafia Family (BMF), was an drug trafficking organization originally based in Detroit, Michigan. Founded by the Flenory brothers Demetrius and Terry, the organization began in the late 1980s. By the year 2000, they had established cocaine distribution cells in cities throughout the United States. Through their Los Angeles-based drug source, they had direct links to Mexican-based drug cartels.[1] They established two []