The Black Candle

Directed by M.K. Asante
2009    71m
A documentary about the struggle and triumph of African-American family, community, and culture, using Kwanzaa as a vehicle to celebrate the African-American experience. The seven principles of Kwanzaa (unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith) are so important to African-Americans today. The documentary explores the holiday's growth out of the Black Power Movement in the 1960s to its present-day reality as a global, pan-African holiday embraced by over 40 million celebrants.
Cast of The Black Candle
  • Maya AngelouHerself (Narration)
  • Molefi Kete Asante
  • Jim Brown
  • Chuck DSelf
  • Lovensky Jean-Baptiste
  • Maulana Karenga
  • Haki R. Madhubuti
  • Theodore Perkins
  • Dead PrezThemselves
  • Synthia Saint JamesSelf
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