Jai Tigget over at Shadow and Act rounded up five stellar documentaries that were all directed by black women and have qualified for Academy Award consideration. Watch the trailers below, and visit Shadow and Act for reviews of each film.
Free Angela And All Political Prisoners, Shola Lynch
Valentine Road, Marta Cunningham
Gideon's Army, Dawn Porter
American Promise, Michele Stephenson and Joe Brewster
The New Black, Yoruba Richen