This week Little Brother: The Fire Next Time (Chapter 4) was published as a catalog item with our distributor Third World Newsreel. You may see it here. This is our fourth Little Brother listing with TWN and my fifth listing as my film Gershwin & Bess: A Dialogue with Anne Brown sells exclusively through their catalog as well. Pertaining to Little Brother, when producer Jasmin Tiggett and I set out a little over four years ago to film one chapter per year in a different area of the U.S. with a tight budget, and an ambitious premise, we knew it would be a huge undertaking. We also asked one of the fiercest advocates for Black boys, Dr. Raymond A. Winbush (author, The Warrior Method), to accompany us on this journey. He was on board from the start. Each Little Brother chapter is a 15-minute documentary. These installments are smaller in scope, but still held in high standard. Chapter 4 is very special because it brings to light the conflict between the Cherokee Nation and the Descendants of the Freedmen in the state of Oklahoma through the eyes of young boys.
The beauty and the why as to the very existence of the series' mission is evident when a packed and curious audience lights up and smiles along with young Black men on the screen talking about love, family, friendship and hope. Our fourth chapter in our journey of ten chapters is now for sale. We are available for in-person screenings and discussions, even townhalls, for tax-deductible donations. Little Brother has been incredibly generous to all who come in contact with the film. And, as you may suspect, it never gets old.