Documentary Shorts

A Great Day in Hip Hop Revisited

A Great Day in Hip Hop Revisited

A Great Day in Hip Hop Revisited is a documentary short about a magical day in black music history. On September 29, 1998, the legendary photographer Gordon Parks shot over 200 MCs, DJs and dancers for the cover of XXL magazine. The photograph he took was taken in front of the same building in Harlem on 126th Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues, that the original A Great Day in Harlem jazz photo was taken in front of in 1958. Rakim, Slick Rick, Mos Def, Questlove, Da Brat, MC Shan, and Fat Joe are among some of the rappers seen.

Black Girl Church

Black Girl Church

Black Girl Church started off as a love letter to black girls, one of our safe spaces and the creativity that comes out of a place that is all our own. It turned into an intimate portrayal of some of the realities of black beauty and the dynamics of the black beauty industry, sharing a glimpse of what it’s really like for a black woman to exist in the world.

Bradford Young : Cinema Is The Weapon

Bradford Young : Cinema Is The Weapon

"In this pivotal short film, Bradford Young: Cinema Is The Weapon, Corine Dhondee explores the Oscar and Bafta nominated cinematographers works Mother Of George (2013), Selma (2014), Middle of Nowhere (2012), When They See Us (2019) and what meaning they have for him. Central is the outlining of Bradford Young’s location within a lineage of visual artists he always claims as inspirations as well as “echo chambers” who are actively formulating a new black aesthetics." liquidblackness