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Documentary Films on - African American LGBTQ History - Director

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The following are documentary films that recommends because of their presentation of African American LGBTQ History. Most of these documentaries are available through

Director/Producersort iconTitle YearAvailable on Amazon?
Abod, JenniferThe Edge Of Each Other's Battles: The Vision Of Audre Lorde2000
Craigwell, AntoineYou Are Not Alone2012
Dall, ChristineWild Women Don't Have the Blues1989
Dixon, AmirFriends of Essex2013
Evans, RodneyBrother to Brother2005Yes
Everett, KarenI Shall Not Be Removed: The Life of Marlon Riggs1996
Fernando, SonaliThe Body of a Poet: A Tribute to Audre Lorde1995
Frilot, ShariBlack Nations/ Queer Nations1995
Garofalo, Jose H.That’s Livin': The Zora Neale Hurston Story2008
Goodman, Karen SloeIf She Grows Up Gay1983
Griffin, Ada Gay et al.A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde1995
Grimm, ThomasA Tribute to Alvin Ailey1990Yes
Heller, CalebY-Love2012
Hercules, Bob and Quinn, GordonA Good Man2011Yes
Jenz, TomThe Ladies Sing the Blues1989Yes
Jordan, JuneThe Politics of Childhood1990
Joseph, JamalHughes' Dream Harlem2002
Julien, IsaacLooking for Langston1989Yes
Kates, Nancy D. and Singer, BennettBrother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin2003Yes
Keber, LilyBayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker2013
Klein, WilliamThe Little Richard Story1980
Levi, RobertBilly Strayhorn: Lush Life2007
Livingston, JennieParis Is Burning1990Yes
Maddux, StuGEN Silent2011
McClodden, TionaBlack./Womyn.:Conversations with Lesbians of African Descent2008
Miles, WilliamJames Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket1989
Moore, Richard O.Take This Hammer1963
Mosbacher, Dee et al.All God's Children1996
New York Center for Visual HistoryVoices & Visions: Langston Hughes1988
Oremland, PaulBrave New Worlds: The Science Fiction Phenomenon1993
Parmar, PratibhaA Place of Rage1991
Parmar, PratibhaAlice Walker: Beauty in Truth2013
Pennebaker, D.A.Keep On Rockin'1991
Pollard, Samuel D.Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun2008Yes
Riggs, MarlonTongues Untied1989Yes
Riggs, MarlonColor Adjustment1991
Riggs, MarlonBlack Is...Black Ain't1994Yes
Schiller, Greta and Rosenberg, RobertBefore Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community1986
Schultz, DagmarAudre Lorde: the Berlin Years, 1984 to 19922012
Tangney, Ralph J.Lorriane Hansberry: The Black Experience in the Creation of Drama1975
Taylor, Fred BarneyThe Polymath or the Life and Opinions of Samuel R. Delany, Gentleman2007
Ziegler, Kortney RyanStill Black: A Portrait of Black Transmen2008
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