The mission of The Department of Afro-American Research Arts and Culture to identify the global significance of the creative contributions pioneered by an international diaspora of Blackness
The Department of Afro American Research, Arts, and Culture's Archive is a subdivision of DAARAC that digitally preserves Afro American films. On this website, you may browse our archive that consists of film posters, screenshots, and movie synopsis. All information provided here is for research and reference purposes. We do not host full-length films on this website.

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Brother Future (1991, TV Movie)

















































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A slick inner-city youth, T.J. (Phill Lewis), neglects his schoolwork and makes money through scams and rip-offs. One day, while fleeing the police, he is knocked unconscious and wakes up to find he has been transported back through time to 1822 Charleston, SC, where he is taken captive as a slave. While there, he meets Isaac (Moses Gunn) and Mortilla (Vonetta McGee). They help T.J. understand the circumstances he is in, which turns out to be more than T.J. expects as he also finds himself in the middle of Denmark Vessey's (Carl Lumbly) plans to revolt. How will T.J. get home again, and at what cost?

Queen (1993, TV Movie)
















































































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There are two sides to every story, the saying goes. For Alex Haley, one side was Roots, the towing chronicle tracing seven generations of his mother's family. The other side comes to the scene in Alex Haley's Queen, the remarkable history of the author's family's paternal side.

Queen (Halle Berry), daughter of a slave (Jasmine Guy) and a plantation owner (Tim Daly). During the years of the antebellum South, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and beyond, she searches for a home in the two cultures of her heritage —and at times is shunned by both. But rejection and hate are no match for her unconquerable will.