This four-part version of the 90-minute documentary is about the secret history of race movies. Between 1910 and 1950, over 150 independent film companies were organized for the specific purpose of producing Black-cast films. Of the 400 Black-produced films that were made, Oscar Micheaux produced 10 percent of them.
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The Middle Years examines the history of independently produced Black movies and the establishment of a Black film era. "The Middle Years," picks up during the Depression years as independent filmmakers struggle for ...
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