And now Oscar Micheaux is getting his own series.
“The Czar of Black Hollywood” is an upcoming documentary series chronicling the first 20 years of film pioneer Oscar Micheaux.
Micheaux (1884-1951) was the first major African-American feature filmmaker. The author and director was the most successful filmmaker of the first half of the twentieth century and the most prominent producer of race films.
Click here to watch a screening of the first episode.
“One of the greatest tasks of my life has been to teach that the colored man can be anything,” Micheaux said. He used motion pictures to communicate his ideas, rebut racism and to raise the consciousness of African-Americans in an age of segregation and overt, legal racism.
In the first episode “Mama’s Black Baby Boy” viewers are taken on journey through Micheaux’s humble origins in southern Illinois at the turn of the century to his arrival in the “black metropolis” of Chicago in the early 1900s.
“Micheaux was a towering figure even by today’s standards. He was not only America’s preeminent black filmmaker for three decades, but also the country’s most prolific,” say show creators. “Having directed and produced 22 silent movies and 15 talking pictures,” including “The Homesteader,” in 1920 and “The Exile,” in 1931.
The documentary was written and produced by Bayer Mack and narrated by William Bell. Nick Jones did the original film score and the art direction was done by Julie Anderson.
For more information about “The Czar of Black Hollywood” visit www.blockstarztv.com
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