Preview – Black Hollywood: “They’ve Gotta Have Us”

Harry Belafonte
Picture Shows: Harry Belafonte. Image Credit: BBC/Atelier Frederick Ltd (AFL Films)/Simon Frederick.

This three-part series looks at the changing fortunes for black American actors in Hollywood.

With recent successes like Black Panther and Moonlight currently showing off such great talent, we start off with where it all began, with some of the earliest big successes for black actors in cinema, with people such as Hattie McDaniel, Sidney Poitier and Spike Lee. Among those interviewed include Harry Belafonte, John Boyega, and 101-year-old Earl Cameron.

Black Hollywood is on BBC Two at 21.00.