a one hour performance-based documentary, features five African
American men who through their art transmit the historic, political
and cultural realities of the African American experience.
BrotherMen are: legendary songwriters Kenneth
Gamble and Leon Huff, producers of "The Sound
of Philadelphia"; photographer
Higgins, Jr., who documents the African Diaspora in
America and worldwide; choreographer/dancer David
Roussève, Vice Chair, World Arts and Cultures
at UCLA; and the late Pops
Staples, performer, civil rights activist and patriarch
of The Staple Singers.
performances, music, dance, photography, archival footage and
interviews, BrotherMen celebrates the lives and enduring achievements
of these African American artists.
by Demetria Royals, produced
and edited by Demetria Royals and Louise Diamond.
A production of Rebekah Films, Inc. with WQED Pittsburgh,
produced in association with the National Black Programming Consortium
(NBPC) and ITVS with funding provided by the Corporation for Public
Broadcasting, and supported in part with a grant from the National
Endowment for the Arts.
interviews or additional information, visit the BrotherMen
website or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org