- Actors: Maya Angelou, Chuck D
- Directors: M.K. Asante Jr.
- Producers: M.K. Asante Jr., Ben Haaz
- Format: NTSC, Color, Widescreen
- Region: All Regions
- Studio: Asante Filmworx
- Run Time: 71 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- ASIN: B001J15PMM
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #164,328 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
The Black Candle: A Kwanzaa Celebration
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The Black Candle is a landmark, vibrant documentary that uses Kwanzaa as a vehicle to celebrate the African-American experience. Narrated by renowned poet Maya Angelou and directed by award-winning author and filmmaker M.K. Asante, Jr., The Black Candle is an extraordinary, inspirational story about the struggle and triumph of African-American family, community, and culture. Filmed across the United States, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean, The Black Candle is a timely illumination on why the seven principles of Kwanzaa are so important to African-Americans today. The first feature film on Kwanzaa, The Black Candle traces 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. With vivid cinematography and an all star cast that features the best and brightest from the hip-hop and the civil rights generations, The Black Candle is more than a film about a holiday: it’s a celebration of a people!
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I really got a greater understanding of how Kwanzaa came to be and the civil rights pathos that
it grew from by viewing this piece.