through a lens darkly

A film that explores how African American communities have used the camera as a tool for social change from the invention of photography to the present. This epic tale poetically moves between the present and the past, through contemporary photographers and artists whose images and stories seek to reconcile legacies of pride and shame while giving voice to images long suppressed, forgotten, and hidden from sight.

2014 | Documentary | 1h 30m

directed by thomas allen harris

PRODUCERS: Thomas Allan Harris, Deborah Willis, Ann Bennett, Don Perry
Executive Producers: John Singleton, Kimberly Steward