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 TV Movie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TV Movie. Show all posts

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Runaway (1989, TV Movie)

"Just worry about yourself." Aremis' embittered aunt tells him when he volunteers to help out handicapped kids. But Aremis is about to learn firsthand the importance of people helping each other. "They think I did it," he whispers after a gang attack leads to the death of his handicapped friend. With the police in pursuit, he slips down into the New York's subway system to hide. He quickly learns that the harsh world of the homeless is a dangerous and lonely place for a young boy and that he can't survive without the kindness of others.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings (1979, TV Movie)


This film adaptation of Maya Angelou's autobiography focuses on the author's extremely difficult youth. Young Maya (Constance Good) lives at her grandmother's in Arkansas. Life is hard for the little girl, but a truly dark turning point comes when she is raped by her mother's boyfriend (Paul Benjamin). After she identifies her rapist, her uncles murder him. Overwhelmed with guilt and confusion, Maya becomes mute for years, struggling all the while to come to terms with her trauma.