Black Is... Black Ain't (1994)

Sub-Genres - Race & Ethnicity, Social Issues, Biography, Gender Issues  |   Release Date - Jan 1, 1994 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Cammila Collar

This documentary by filmmaker Marlon Riggs explores issues of black cultural identity in America, intermixing footage of performers like poet Essex Hemphill and choreographer Bill T. Jones with insight and analysis by prominent voices in culture, race relations, and media such as Angela Davis, Bell Hooks, and Cornel West.



African-American, Black [race], community, cultural-identity, diversity, homophobia, oppression, paradox, perspectives, race/ethnicity, racism, resilience, self-identity, sexual-discrimination, stereotype, struggle