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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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Afro Promo (1997)

  • The Blaxploitation Era

This humorous and insightful documentary is composed exclusively of movie trailers promoting films which depict the lives of African-Americans. From the patronizing promotion for 1946 Disney film, The Song of the South to the hip, tongue-in-cheek promo for Putney Swope, the range of attitudes from the '40s through the '90s is clearly and entertainingly shown. Surprisingly, in the comparison, the promotions for the much-despised "blaxploitation" films of the 70's come off well.-allmovie


Anonymous said...

today is my first time seeing your blog...hooray! i was born in 1966 and i feel that it was the best time to be born in this country...i have the knowledge of what life was like from personal interaction with my great grandmother who was alive until my early twenties, from her i learned about life in the 3o's and 40's from my grandmother the 40's and 50's and from my mother the 60's and 60's...i have love every minute of these eras although there definitely was a drought from say 77 to about 84 as far as "all black" or movies targeted towards blacks during that time period. i distinctly remember no new "billy dee williams" until denzel and howard rollins hit the scene in the early 80's (what was that about?) anyway, i am rambling now...but thanks so much...i cant wait to get started!

Anonymous said...

the 5th file is down. can't unrar.