PBS NewsHour

Preserving the history of America’s first black filmmakers

Clip: 12/25/2016 | 5m 58s

In the early part of the 20th century, black filmmakers were forced to work outside the white Hollywood mainstream -- and produced around 500 films, mainly for black audiences. To preserve this history, the company Kino Lorber released a five-disc collection this year containing 20 hours of these films. Executive producer Paul Miller joins NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Karla Murthy.

Aired: 12/25/16

Rating: NR

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