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Black Shadows on the Silver Screen
Black Shadows on the Silver Screen

BLACK SHADOWS ON THE SILVER SCREEN

Directed by Steven York
United States, 1975
Documentary

Synopsis

The history of “race films” is presented from the earliest days of silents to the genre’s gradual demise after WW II. These generally low budget films were designed to be seen by segregated black audiences. Although many of them were cheaply and crudely made, they are a record of the hopes.

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Synopsis

The history of “race films” is presented from the earliest days of silents to the genre’s gradual demise after WW II. These generally low budget films were designed to be seen by segregated black audiences. Although many of them were cheaply and crudely made, they are a record of the hopes.