Filmmaker, D. Channsin Berry says that it was a divine calling which prompted him to create the documentary series, “The Black Line”. (A Profile of the African-American Woman) Part 3. The 75-minute documentary features a broad spectrum of other African-American women.
“The Black Line” a film that provides unique insight into the thoughts, practices, and feelings of some African-American women that reveals a consistent thread and highlights shared truths and experiences that transcend socio-economics, painstakingly probes the commonality among his subjects, crossing regions, religions, sexualities, and professions.
Berry segues to “The Black Line-Part 3,” which not only delves into dialogue with distinguished women and deep discussions on why some young African-American women are the way they are today. It features African-American women who dare to pose possible solutions to the young black women’s dilemma, and allows vibrant voices and painstaking memories to emerge through each woman’s oration.
Berry not only explores but exposes the African-American women’s survival tactics and manifest destiny from the 1920’s to the present. Through the use of the various institutions of marriage, mothering, racism, careers, education, religion, and sex, he guides the viewer through a journey of exploration and discovery of the history and future of African-Americans as a people through the experiences of African-American women.
“I just happen to be a man who cares about our people in such a way that I can tell a story without my Black manhood getting in the way of listening to African-American women as they tell their stories,” says D. Channsin Berry.
This film is a documentary is a myriad of stories- stories of 67 women who reign from New York to Mississippi—Newark to Los Angeles—Atlanta to Detroit—who tell their stories with no apologies about what it is really like to be an African-American woman…
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