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The New Black

Funded by: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, ITVS, Frameline Completion Fund, Fledgling Fund, Ford Foundation, Chicken and Egg Pictures, Sundance Institute, Arcus Foundation, NYSCA, Tribeca Film Institute, NBPC

The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage and examines homophobia in the black community’s institutional pillar—the black church and reveals the Christian right wing’s strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda.