The New Black

Series: Portland Black Film Festival

Presented as part of the 2017 Portland Black Film Festival.

A new documentary that tells the story of how the African American community is grappling with gay rights 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. Additionally, it reveals the Christian right wing’s strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda.

The 2017 Portland Black Film Festival is made possible through the generous support of the Fred W. Fields Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation.

Yoruba Richen
80 minutes