Small Steps, Big Strides: The Black Experience in Hollywood Reviews

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Super Reviewer
½ June 24, 2010
Like Black Hollywood, this is a documentary exploring the history and evolution of African Americans in the film industry. It covers the years 1903-1970, but provides a brief glimpse into the impact that followed in the years after that.

This film gets some crediiblity for getting the participation of Donald Bogle- perhaps the leading scholar in the field of African American film studies. Louis Gossett, Jr. also does a nice job narrating the affair. While the film does leave some stuff out, and could have done a more thorough and deeper analysis of things (and put stuff into a better, stronger historical context), it is entertaining, informative, and makes you really appreciate the hard work and sacrifices made by men and women who really had to fight hard.

It is perhaps just a tad better than Black Hollywood, even if it isn't quite what it should be.
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