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April 18th Feature Fridays w AFRAID OF DARK filmmaker MYA B

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We're kicking off our 2 year Anniversary with up and coming filmmaker MYA B! Her latest documentary "AFRAID OF DARK" deals with the heavy issue of criminalization, hyped fear and Incarceration of Black Men.. and MUCH MORE! Check out the Synopsis.

SYNOPSIS:

“Why is everyone so afraid of black men?”  In her new documentary, “Afraid of Dark”, filmmaker Mya B. attempts to answer this question.  In examining two of the most prevalent stereotypes about the black man as the brute and as the Mandingo we are led on a journey to understanding how the fear of these stereotypes have contributed to the rates of violence and incarceration against black men.  We see how racism uses black on black crime and other unfortunate occurrences in black communities as justification for attacks on black males by police and citizen vigilantes alike.

The documentary challenges these stereotypes, and their resulting worldview, through candid interviews of black men -who span the spectrum of age and background – to illustrate through their own words and personal reflections the difference between how society perceives black men and how they define themselves.

Mya B. also profiles three generations of black men in her family that offered alternative archetypes of what black men can be and are in this society.

The Film Cast:

Dr. Cornel West, Tom Burrell, Sadat X, General Steele, Malik Yoba, Vondie Curtis Hall, Lou Myers, Kevin Powell and many more notable men of color

Check out the Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh48R2NVS_8

Help with the Push to get this Documentary aired: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/afraidofdark/afraid-of-dark

 

 

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