United Skates

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Watch for These Smithsonian African American Film Fest Award Winners

From a short doc on protesting college football players to a narrative feature about an Alaskan drag performer, here are the films that earned jury honors at the festival.

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3 Questions With 'United Skates' Composer Jongnic Bontemps

The composer talks developing the score for a Black roller skating culture doc—and his hopes for solving Hollywood’s equity problem.