THE VANISHING BLACK MALE REVIEWED
“The Vanishing Black Male” is amazingly edited by Alfred Santana. The film plays at 80 minutes, but it’s just a collection of interviews discussing high death rates among black men. There is no sweeping idea at play, but the film keep desperately trying to search for a point. Was the point somewhere in the talking heads? I’m not sure, but it feels almost like a History Channel special made for BET. There a ton of ideas at play, but not a single question gets answered with a degree of satisfaction. It’s well worth checking out this month, but I don’t see it having any staying power.
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby 2.0