Black Nation is a documentary film that takes an uncompromising look at the state of Black manhood in America as seen through the prism of the streets of Detroit, past and present, and that citys controversial Church Shrine of the Black Madonna. Filmmaker Mats Hjelm draws on his deep personal connection with the Church and the City, to explore the racial, cultural and political ramifications of a "black male Genocide". Black Nation offers a penetrating look at what it means to be a Black Man in America today.
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Director photo Mats Hjelm
Photo Annica Busch
Sound Jesper Johansson
Editors Helena Fredriksson, Michal Leszcylowski
Sound editing Peter Adolfsson, Mario Adamson
Producer Claes Herrlander
Executive Producer Tom Powers, Open Door Co.
In Coproduction with SVT, Executive Producer Axel Arnö
Funding from The Swedish Film Institute,
Film Commissioner Tove Torbiörnsson
� 2008 Herrlander Pictures AB
More information and trailer at www.blacknationthefilm.com