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The Black Candle (2008)

71 min | Documentary

A documentary about the struggle and triumph of African-American family, community, and culture, using Kwanzaa as a vehicle to celebrate the African-American experience. The seven principles of Kwanzaa (unity, self-determination, ...See moreA documentary about the struggle and triumph of African-American family, community, and culture, using Kwanzaa as a vehicle to celebrate the African-American experience. The seven principles of Kwanzaa (unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith) are so important to African-Americans today. The documentary explores the holiday's growth out of the Black Power Movement in the 1960s to its present-day reality as a global, pan-African holiday embraced by over 40 million celebrants. Written by June Thomas See less
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Director
M.K. Asante (as M.K. Asante Jr.)
Writers
Maya Angelou (poetry written by) | M.K. Asante (as M.K. Asante Jr.)
Producers
M.K. Asante (as M.K. Asante Jr.) | Ben Haaz
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$1,000,000
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Release date
Sep 6, 2008 (United States)

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Maya Angelou
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Jim Brown
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Chuck D
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Maulana Karenga
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Theodore Perkins
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6.8 / 10 | 46 votes