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See the Story Behind Danai Gurira's 'Eclipsed' Play In This New Documentary

'Behind the Curtain: Eclipsed' chronicles the actualization of the first broadway play to feature an all-black, all-women cast and crew.

You can now see the story behind the Broadway play that made history as the first to feature an all-black, all-women cast and creative team in this new documentary.


Set to premiere in the U.S. on March 1 at 8:00 p.m. EST on Centric, Behind the Curtain: Eclipsed is a multi-part documentary series painting the ascent and realization of Eclipsed—written by Zimbabwean-American playwright and actress, Danai Gurira and directed by South Africa's Liesl Tommy; which starred Lupita Nyong'o, Akusua Bosia, Zainab Jah, Saycon Sengbloh and Pascale Armand.

The series documents the fearless women using art to combat social injustice and to give a voice to the voiceless. Broken into three episodes, each part digs deep into a central theme—context, cultivation and community.

In case you can't catch the doc on Centric, it will also air on the following channels:

  • BET Africa: April 2017
  • BET France: March 8, 2017
  • BET Play: March 5, 2017 (digital premiere)

Take a look at the trailer for Behind the Curtain: Eclipsed, below:

Executive Producer:

Ava L. Hall

Co-Executive Producer:

Michael D. Armstrong

Producer/Director:

Collins Harris

Producer:

Michaela Angela Davis

Co-Producers:

Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones Harvey

Dir. of Photography:

Ayana Baraka

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How the Creator of ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ Finally Got His Due In ‘Black Is King’

Thanks to Beyoncé, Solomon Linda's famous song finally made its Disney debut—81 years after it was written.

By now, we've all seen and heard think piece after think piece about Beyoncé's latest visual album release Black Is King. The film depicts and celebrates a great deal of African culture and history, paying homage to many underrated and misunderstood artists and practices.

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Perhaps one of Disney's most popular songs, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," is a reproduced version of the late South African performer Solomon Ntsele (Linda)'s song "Mbube."

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