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Hidden Colors: The Untold History Of People Of Aboriginal,Moor,and African Descent (2011)

Dr. Booker T. Coleman , Dr. Phil Valentine , Tariq Nasheed  |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (366 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Dr. Booker T. Coleman, Dr. Phil Valentine, Umar Johnson, Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, Shahrazad Ali
  • Directors: Tariq Nasheed
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Full Screen, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: King Flex Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: April 26, 2011
  • Run Time: 109 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (366 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004X4O988
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,247 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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About the Director

Hidden Colors is directed by New York Times best selling author Tariq Nasheed.

Product Description

Hidden Colors is a documentary about the real and untold history of people of color around the globe. This film discusses some of the reasons the contributions of African and aboriginal people have been left out of the pages of history. Traveling around the country, the film features scholars, historians, and social commentators who uncovered such amazing facts about things such as: *The original image of Christ *The true story about the Moors *The original people of Asia *The great west African empires *The presence of Africans in America before Columbus *The real reason slavery was ended And much more.

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230 of 236 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, sublime, sensational May 11, 2011
In 12 years of public school education and 4 years of undergraduate education, I have never felt as educated and enlightened as I have after just under 2 hours of watching this film. I had the great fortune of seeing the movie in the theater and had to view the DVD 3+ more times to process all the historical knowledge presented in this film. Beware, this film will lead you to seek more in depth information, so be prepared to spend extra time in your local library or doing your own research on the internet.
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176 of 182 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Have! May 16, 2011
By Aaron
Great documentary. Black history is hidden, so we have to start digging, and this documentary is a great place to start. Watching this documentary, you will discover interesting facts. Facts such as how Black people from North Africa civilized Europe. Facts about how Black people established the first dynasties in Asia. The truth about I.Q and much more.

You might be already aware of many of these facts, but in this DVD it is consolidated and beautifully put together with images. One thing to remember is that this dvd doesn't even touch on the pinnacle of Black history. You can't fit Black history into a two hour dvd, so there will be more parts to come as the executive producer has said.

The scholars in this movie were great. Not only were they informative but also charismatic which made them exciting to listen too. One of them you need to look out for is Umar Johnson. This man seems to have the potential and the ambition to be the next great true Black leader.

This is a must have for every Black person. And anyone for that matter that wants to learn true history. Can't wait for pt.2!
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130 of 135 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All people of color need to see this film! May 11, 2011
By 3one4
Many people of color, African Americans in particular, have been indoctrinated with a European centered education. This film exposes the theft of our true history as the original people of Earth. One thing I wish they would have talked about was irrefutable proof of that Africans circumnavigated the earth well before Europeans. How else could the Great Pyramid of Giza be located exactly in the center of the land masses of Earth?

The film is great for all ages. My wife and kids enjoyed it thoroughly. We can't wait for part 2!
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Refreshing View on a Neglected Subject December 2, 2011
Most documentaries about black people and their history are often distorted by half-truths and outright exclusions. After watching Hidden Colors you can understand why they have been doing this ever since the beginning of modern civilization. Watching this documentary makes other documentaries about this subject matter seem depressing and agitating. My only complaint about Hidden Colors is that I wish it was at least two hours long. But I understand that the show must end at sometime, no matter how entertaining and thought-provoking it is. As people have said about this film, it is one of the best documentaries ever created, if not the best ever made about this subject matter period. It's hard to really give it a fair comparison because other documentaries are afraid to go at least half-way into the subject as Hidden Colors had boldly gone. This movie will change lives and create a certain mindset that will encourage and inspire. You will learn more in these 110 minutes then you probably ever had in years of schooling and history lessons. I am looking forward to Hidden Colors 2.
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44 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Film is Nourishment for the Soul August 2, 2011
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I just finished my first viewing of "Hidden Colors." I say the first because to truly digest this film you will want to have multiple viewings. Blessings to Tariq Nasheed for gathering the scholars and presenting this information. The teachers in this film are well-versed in African history, sociology, politics, etc. and they present the information with a sense of furious determination and spirit not seen in very many documentaries. This film will jump start you on your quest for knowledge of self and serves as an excellent (visual) bibliography for future study and expansion. If you think this film is fascinating, wait until you branch further into the details of this history. It's MIND BLOWING!

For the first time ever, the true motivation of white supremacy is explained in full. The contributions of the Moors to early American society is also explored in great detail. While long-forgotten rumors such as Abraham Lincoln's racial heritage are finally brought back to light. I could go on but I don't want to ruin the many surprises contained in the movie.

I hope that Mr. Nasheed will continue to bring us future volumes and that Hidden Colors will become a series for those seeking to learn more about the origins of the human family and of civilization by way of African history.

When sharing this film you may encounter the typical "Uncle Tom" response from many of your black brothers and sisters. Indeed your own parents and grandparents may know nothing of the historical facts presented in "Hidden Colors." Do not be discouraged by this and continue to study. This type of explosive material might cause some to show their ignorance.

Fantastic movie for sure and I look forward to watching it again and again so that I may digest it all!

The souls of Black people have been starving for this!

Thank you,
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best item I've purchased in years!! October 12, 2011
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The word needs to be spread about this DVD. I've never learned so much from one single film! I recommend everyone buy this no questions asked. This is worth every penny!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Eye opener
Great documentary... Every African American should see.
Published 38 minutes ago by sophia jean
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great movie
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Wow this dvd is an eye opener for those hungry for knowledge.
Published 1 day ago by Anthony Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars also they even got real distant past paintings of what Beethoven...
Everything that was said is true!! And for some of the people who doubt them based on Beethoven I can't see how even though they got historical evidence to prove that people saw... Read more
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Very informative DVD. The wealth and depth of knowledge of all of the constributors was impressive. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Payton H.
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful stuff. Shared it with my sons, and ...
Powerful stuff. Shared it with my sons, and brothers. A must see for anyone interested in bettering themselves, and our countries future.
Published 6 days ago by Kevin Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best documentaries that I've ever seen
If you're interested in black history in the slightest, give this series a try. Incredibly informative, and entertaining.
Published 8 days ago by Taylor Poindexter
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I loved all of them and proud to have it!
Published 10 days ago by Elizabeth Monty
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Eye opening! A must for all men of color.
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