5 Black History Month Docs: Writing & Poetry

    Our third installment of Full Frame’s Black History Month Docs showcases legendary writers and poets who focus on the Black experience in America through their work.


    Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

    Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (Full Frame 2019) | Director: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

    Stream: Hulu

    In this deft and stirring portrait, candid interviews with the legendary author, as well as colleagues and contemporaries, celebrate Morrison’s inimitable writing career and its profound impact on American literature.


    Scared of Revolution

    Scared of Revolution (Full Frame 2019) | Director: Daniel Krikke

    Stream: Amazon Prime

    This raw examination of The Last Poets member Umar Bin Hassan explores both the triumphs and demons of this visionary artist.


    I Am Not Your Negro


    I Am Not Your Negro (Full Frame 2017 – Winter Series) | Director: Raoul Peck

    Stream: Netflix

    Based on James Baldwin’s unfinished book, this visual essay explores racism through the stories of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.


    Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

    Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (Full Frame 2016) | Director: Bob Hercules, Rita Coburn Whack

    Stream: Amazon Prime

    Through interviews with friends and family, and a wealth of archival footage, this luminous biography traces the influences of the poet, performer, and activist.


    BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez

    BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez (Full Frame 2015) | Director: Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater, Sabrina Schmidt Gordon

    Stream: Vimeo On Demand

    Rich with spoken word performances and readings by young black artists, this film honors the life and legacy of poet, activist, and teacher Sonia Sanchez.


    Looking for more? Find the first two installments of this series below!

    5 Black History Month Docs: Politics

    5 Black History Month Docs: Music