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2000-2009

Crown Heights (TV, 2004)

Directed by Jeremy Kagan. Cast: Mario Van Peebles, Howie Mandel, Jeremy Blackman, Dequan Henderson, Jason Blicker. In August of 1991, an African American boy (Gavin Cato) was accidentally killed by a car driven by a Hasidic Jewish man in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. Four hours later Yankel Rosenbaum was murdered in retaliation. For the following three days, the Heights experienced riots and racial tensions. The efforts of an African American youth leader and a Hasidic rabbi bring the polarized communities together. During this time, two teens, Yudi Simon and T.J.

Crown Heights (TV, 2004)

Directed by Jeremy Kagan. Cast: Mario Van Peebles, HowieMandel, Jeremy Blackman, Dequan Henderson, Jason Blicker. In Augustof 1991, an African American boy (Gavin Cato) was accidentallykilled by a car driven by a Hasidic Jewish man in the Crown Heightssection of Brooklyn. Four hours later Yankel Rosenbaum was murderedin retaliation. For the following three days, the Heightsexperienced riots and racial tensions. The efforts of an AfricanAmerican youth leader and a Hasidic rabbi bring the polarizedcommunities together. During this time, two teens, Yudi Simon andT.J.

Cryptz (2002)

Directed by Danny Draven. Cast: Choice Skinner, Rick Irvin,Dennis Waller, Jr, Lunden DeLeon, Ty Badger, Olympia Fernandez.Tymez, Fuzzy Down, and Likrish aren't what you'd call big names inthe rap world. After meeting Stesha, though, their hopes and dreamssuddenly seem a little closer to reality -- if only they canconvince her to pair up with them. Stesha eventually leads them toCryptz, a strip club where not everything is as it seems.

Da Hip Hop Witch (2000)

Directed by Dale Resteghini. Cast: Stacii JaeJohnson, Dale Resteghini, Eminem, Pras, KillahPriest, Spliff Star, Mobb Deep, Rock, Vanilla Ice,La the Darkman. Focuses on a supposed witch that isterrorizing popular hip hop singers. An ambitiousjournalist tries to learn the story behind thewitch. At the same time five white kids venture outof the suburbs and into the inner city to exposethe witch as a publicity stunt created to sellrecords. 94 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet MovieDatabase

Dad on the Run (Cours toujours) (France, 2000)

Director, Dante Desarthe. Cast: Clement Sibony, Rona Hartner, Isaac Sharry, Marie Desgranges, Emmanuelle Devos. Jonah, a young musician and father to a newborn son, learns at the last minute that, according to an obscure Jewish custom, he must rush to bury the foreskin of his just-circumcised son. 89 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Defiance (2008)

Directed by Edward Zwick. Cast: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos, Allan Corduner, Mark Feuerstein. Based on true events. The deep forests of Poland and Belorussia are the domain of the occupying Germans during World War II. The three Bielski brothers go into the forests to undertake the impossible task of foraging for food, weapons and survival, not just for themselves but for a large mass of Polish Jews fleeing from the German war machine. The brothers, living with the fear of discovery, must contend with neighboring Soviet partisans and deciding whom to trust.

Deliver Us From Eva (2003)

Directed by Gary Hardwick. Cast: LL Cool J, GabrielleUnion, Duane Martin, Essence Atkins, Robinne Lee, MeaganGood, Mel Jackson, Dartanyan Edmonds, Dorian Gregory. Evais a very uptight young woman who constantly meddles in theaffairs of her sisters and their husbands. Her in-laws, whoare tired of Eva interfering in their lives, decide to sether up with someone so she can leave them alone. They endup paying Ray, the local "playboy," $5,000 to date her. Theplan goes by smoothly, but troubles comes when Ray actuallyfalls in love with Eva.

Detroit Unleaded (2007)

Directed by Rola Nashef. Cast: Lamar Babi, Abe Khalil, Salaam Fadlallah, Mary Assel. Behind the bulletproof glass works Sami, a young Arab-American who believes his family's Detroit gas station will give him a chance to see his girl Naj, away from the pressures of their family and friends, while his cousin Mike is sure the station holds the key to an empire built on rolling papers and fake perfume. 20 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)

Directed by Darren Grant. Cast: Kimberly Elise, Steve Harris,Shemar Moore, Tamara Taylor, Lisa Marcos, Tiffany Evans, CicelyTyson, Tyler Perry. Helen McCarter would seem to have it all.She's married to Charles who is one of Atlanta's mostsuccessful attorneys. But despite having wealth and prestige,things are not as they seem in the McCarter home. On theevening of their anniversary, Charles drops a bombshell onHelen - he's divorcing her for another woman.

Diez (2005)

Directed by Immanuel Martin. Cast: Ben Soriano, Juana Samayoa, Ali Allie, Sonja Starkovich, Araceli Gonzalez. 'Diez' follows the story of Luis, a hard working Mexican immigrant in San Francisco's Mission District. When Luis finds a rare and expensive Eames chair for ten dollars at a yard sale, his world intersects with that of the chair. In a neighborhood where people struggle to make a living, Luis must decide what he should do with the chair. 'Diez' shows the many different realities that exist the same neighborhood and the contrasting values that accompany them.

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