Filmmaker Jasmin Tiggett and I teamed up to produce and direct a series of 15-minute documentary films giving Black boys a unique voice. Beginning in 2010 in Camden, New Jersey, Little Brother takes an annual look at Black boys as young as nine years old in various urban environments for a one-on-one conversation demystifying what society tends to rob them of: Love.
Little Brother. A conversation that will save a generation.
“It is a rarity to see representations of black boys as they really are: beautiful, open, curious, intelligent, funny, and vulnerable. Filmmakers Nicole Franklin and Jasmin Tiggett's Little Brother, a caring documentary about the hopes, dreams, and experiences of black boys is as important as it is necessary. This endearing documentary series presents black boys as dignified and fully human, which makes Little Brother a filmic exception, rather than the rule.“
--Byron Hurt, director of I Am A Man: Black Masculinity in America, Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, and Barack & Curtis.
The film is available for educational institutions, houses of worship, for-profit and not-for-profit corporations, as well as home video use. Distributor: Third World Newsreel. The film team is available for in-person appearances and Little Brother forums in your community. Join the discussion at www.littlebrotherfilm.com with consultant Raymond A. Winbush, Ph.D. (The Warrior Method) winbushreparations.blogspot.com. Please e-mail us at LittleBrotherFilm@gmail.com for booking.