Explore films from Black X 2020
A frustrated Black artist must rebel against their toxic day job in order to pursue their dreams.
As gentrification changes the landscape of Oakland, young people question their future in a city that is evolving
DRIP LIKE COFFEE
An intimate portrait of a Black woman whose desire for her female co-worker complicates her relationship with her boyfriend.
A mother grieves for her son in a haunting look at grief and its effects on the soul.
HOW TO BE WOKE
I LIVE HERE
I'LL FINISH WHEN I CAN
Zorine is forced to make a choice that could change her life forever. Does the risk of being yourself outweigh your fear of missing out?
Tune in for a special segment on WBS News as anchor Maya LeFaux gives satirical steps on, How to be Woke.
Shane T. Watson
After relocating to the Bay Area from the South, Stevie spends his first Saturday adjusting to his vibrant new environment and finding out that some things don't change, no matter where you are.
This documentary follows the honest discovery of self as the filmmaker recounts the discovery of their adoption at the age of 24, and how that has shifted everything they know, have known, and will come to understand about themselves in time.
Friday, 9/25 at 5PM PT
In Northern Cauca, community concils lead a momement to preserve the myths and legends that have long been passed down to each generation through oral traditions.
ORIGIN OF HAIR
An art film uses Black hair as an animated medium to illustrate a conceptual rendition of the origin of hair in homage to Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s legacy.
Bianka Alexandria Bell
Queerdo illustrates the landscape of San Francisco for Dee, a resiliant nonbinary 17-year old runaway, as they find a community of chosen family.
Naeema Jamilah Torres
Past meets present in this look at the struggles of marginalized people in the United States throughout its history.
Sirius Lee: The Problematic Time Transplant
Time travel, martial arts and electro-funk collide in this hilarious web series that explores just how little some things change.
Pu Tang Clan
Black and Brown women gather for a slumber party where scenes in the racous form this poignent music video.
Friday, 9/25 at 5PM PT
Through the grassroots campaign of electoral hopeful Rosa Iris, this documentary reveals the depths of racial hatred and institutionalized oppression that divide Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Sunday, 9/27 at 5PM PT
Three young black men struggle with identity, stereotypes and being seen.
THIS IS FOR US
A choreographed visual that centers Black Queer Femme radical joy and intimacy in our friend groups.
WHEN I WRITE IT
Shannon St. Aubin
Two Oakland teens explore what it means to be young, black and committed to making art in their rapidly changing city.
YOUR HAIR IS CUTE
A poetic monologue on the subtleties of everyday racism experienced by Black women.