Back Story

5 guys. 5 cameras. 1 city.

Back Story is a documentary created by the Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies that examines what it feels like to be a Black male living in America. Five young Black men from different backgrounds and areas of New Orleans, LA filmed their lives for six months and share their views on everything from education to criminal justice. Mixed in with archival footage, interviews at recent civil rights events and with civil rights leaders Marc Morial and Al Sharpton, this documentary provides a glimpse into the variety of expression of Black maleness in the United States.


9.23.16 - New Orleans film festival announces feature competition lineup in The Gambit

10.17.16 - New Orleans Film Fest 10/12 - 10/20 in the WWOZ Blog


10.18.16 - The 504 with Sheba Turk on WUPL-TV

11.18.16 - Back Story: Five Guys, Five Cameras, One City on WWL


10.17.16 - The Conscious Hour with Chuck Perkins on WBOK 1230AM Radio