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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Showing posts with label Arizona. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Arizona. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A Ton of Grass Goes To Pot [a.k.a. The Big Score] (1972)

















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When a group of friends plan to smuggle a ton of marijuana from Mexico to the US, they don't realize the size of the job ahead of them. It seems that the group has to contend with the crooked double crosser who sold the weed to them, the harsh environment of the Mexican desert, a group of black bikers who have laid claim to their load of weed, and the Mexican police who are hot on their tail. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Sun Dragon [a.k.a. Hard Way To Die] (1979)


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Shao-Tung (Billy Chong) is a Chinese martial artist who has arrived to the United States to look for his grandfather, who has settled down in Arizona. As he looks for his grandfather, he runs into an old friend, Ah Kun, who works at a local saloon and with the support of owner Kim, Shao-Tung finds a place to stay. Meanwhile, a trio of robbers, Jimmy, Jackson, and Ma Shaw-Yee, are trying to find a place to hideout. They come across an African-American family’s cabin and when they refuse to sell them the property, the trio kills all but teenager Tommy (Carl Scott, Soul Brothers of Kung Fu), who narrowly escapes but is seriously injured. Tommy is nursed back to health by Dr. Ko after being found by Shao-Tung and Kun. Dr. Ko learns what has happened and teaches Tommy martial arts.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Man & Boy (1971)

























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The Civil War is over and the West offers unlimited opportunities for the adventurous. Yet the celebration is short-lived for Caleb Rivers (Bill Cosby), a black veteran trying to plant roots under the scorching sun of the Arizona frontier. 

A kindly neighbor gives Revers a horse to help plow the land and support his wife, Ivy (Gloria Foster). But town bigots resent a black man owning a horse and the stallion is stolen, so Revers and his son embark on a dangerous mission to get it back. 

A murderous horse thief, an archival from Revers' past, and a crazed sheriff are among many hostile obstacles which force young Billy to grow up fast - and which provide Bill Cosby a rare opportunity to display his powerful, dramatic talent in his motion picture film debut.