Bring Your A Game

Bring Your A Game
22:51 | 2009

Categories: Arts and Culture, Music, Shorts

To generate a national conversation on the plight of Black men and boys, the Twenty-First Century Foundation (21CF) has partnered with actor-director Mario Van Peebles and producer Karen Williams to create Bring Your A Game - a groundbreaking documentary film that, in Van Peebles' words, "sheds light on the resilience and influence of Black males." BRING YOUR A GAME is a film that will use screenings accompanied by community discussions as a catalyst to transform the lives of urban youth. Using a cinematic style influenced by popular culture and employing innovative technologies, the film details strategies that have improved the lives of Black men and boys. It underscores how essential educational achievement and high school graduation are to survival and success in today's world.

Interviewees include such Black male icons as Richard "Dick" Parsons, Chris Rock, Spike Lee, Dr. Cornel West, Ice Cube, Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Russell Simmons, Kevin Liles, Lou Gossett Jr., Lupe Fiasco, Hill Harper, Damon Dash, Kevin Powell, Melvin Van Peebles, Geoffrey Canada, Bruce Gordon and former NBA star Alan Houston, among others.

To learn more about the Twenty-First Century Foundation, please visit: http://www.21cf.org/agame

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Diane Marie
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February 7, 2015
A+
Wow! Young men, young women, any race, watch this. Then, watch it again and again. All of you need it...but, especially young African-American men. Powerful stuff and all absolutely correct.
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February 3, 2015
A
Brad Strong
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December 29, 2014
A+
Cornell Glass
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November 12, 2014
A+
Lorenzo Marshall
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October 31, 2014
A
A very nice, short and concise view of the plight of young black men or anyone that's been misguided by societal imagery . EDUCATION, READING, take it serious!!!!
SuperHero
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February 22, 2014
A
Stephanie Sharis
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February 12, 2014
A
Pamela G
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December 16, 2013
Heartrending - but enlightening. Well worth watching.
Charlotte McDaniel
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December 8, 2013
B
It could have been a little loner, to give the viewer a in depth look at why he went back to prison
Johnny Kirk
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November 13, 2013
A+