The Black List: Volume One
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The Black List: Volume One
Directed by filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and produced by journalist Elvis Mitchell, this collaborative documentary offers an informative collection of portraits of twenty influential African Americans ranging from powerful CEOs to prolific artists, well-known politicians, and dedicated activists. Artist Bill T. Jones discusses the reaction of his contemporaries after he described himself as an artist first and a black man second, Chris Rock describes how equality in sports didn't come about until there were bad black athletes in the major leagues, and Vernon Jordan ponders the… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An invaluable document for the time capsule."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"A salute to Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Elvis Mitchell is in order for producing an innovative series likely to revamp the way in which television studios approach the personal portrait genre."
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"An impeccably mounted survey of voices from across the spectrum of African-American accomplishment."
‑ Justin Chang, Variety
"Profound docu explores African-American racial identity."
‑ Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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