Author, filmmaker and television producer Nelson George recently wrote for The New York Times about what he sees as an emerging movement in black filmmaking.
In his article, "New Directors Flesh Out Black America, All of It," George points to several young, black filmmakers who debuted features this year that challenge traditional assumptions about black films.
He calls the effort a "mini-movement" that is moving black cinema away from the hood movies and Tyler Perry films that have been popular at the box office in the past. This new wave, George says, is helping to widen the conversation about black experiences in America.
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