The Black Candle

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The Black Candle
Black-candle.jpg
Directed by M. K. Asante
Produced by M. K. Asante
Ben Haaz
Kenny Gamble
Walter Lomax
Written by M. K. Asante
Maya Angelou (poetry)
Starring Maya Angelou
Chuck D
Dead Prez
Kiri Davis
Ursula Rucker
Jim Brown
Haki Madhubuti
Narrated by Maya Angelou
Music by Nnenna Freelon, Derrick Hodge, Robert Glasper, Chris Dave
Release dates
  • November 2008 (2008-11)
Language English

The Black Candle is a documentary film about Kwanzaa directed by M. K. Asante and narrated by Maya Angelou.[1] The film premiered on cable television on Starz on November, 2012.

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The Black Candle uses Kwanzaa as a vehicle to explore and celebrate the African-American experience.

Narrated by the poet Maya Angelou and directed by author and filmmaker M. K. Asante, The Black Candle is about the struggle and triumph of African-American family, community, and culture.

The documentary traces the holiday’s growth out of the Black Power Movement in the 1960s to its present-day reality.

The movie won the Africa World Documentary Film Festival 2009 award for best full length documentary.[citation needed]

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