Director Dawn Porter combined her experience with law, policy, and film to introduce us to “Trapped”, a documentary aimed at enlightening audiences about the abortion debate through the lens of the service providers. Passionate about women’s health and an end to socioeconomic warfare on the working class, “Trapped” shares the narrative of the long term effects that TRAP Laws have placed on the majority of women’s health clinics around the country. CINEMATIQ magazine talks to award-winning filmmaker, Dawn Porter about TRAP Laws, financing her projects, education, politics, and women’s rights.
TRAPPED airs tonight on Independent Lens at 10 PM.


[VIDEO]Beyond a boxer – A Tribute to #MuhammadAli, The Greatest!

Muhammad Ali dies last Friday, June 3 at the age of 74. He was beyond a legendary boxer, a boxer that reign as the Heavy Weight Champion of the World three times over. He was an activist that spoke out about injustices and put action behind his words.

[VIDEO] #NINA Starring #ZoeSaldana Premieres 4/22/16

  Like it or not, ‘Nina’ starring Zoe Saldana is complete!  The long-awaited and controversial biopic about singer, songwriter, pianist and (Black) civil rights activist, Nina Simone is set to be released in theaters, VOD and Digital HD on April 22, 2016 through RLJ Entertainment. The film chronicle Nina Simone and the rise to fame…

CINEMATIQ Magazine First Issue (Throwback)

In celebration of Black History Month, enjoy the first ever issue of CINEMATIQ Magazine! BROWN-ROSS Publishings first published this issue in 2011. The idea was to publish a quarterly resource magazine with a distinct perspective on Black themed cinema. We wanted to promote, honor, re-educate and celebrate the Black experience in our own words – …

CINEMATIQ Talk w/special guest, Yolonda Ross analyzing the placement of black images in ‘Breaking Night’ [video]

[Promo Video. Listen to full interview below] Yolonda Ross, actress, writer and director have a candid discussion with Angel Brown, CINEMATIQ Magazine publisher, and host of new podcast, CINEMATIQ Talk (Web exclusive), on analyzing characters of color placement in her new film, ‘Breaking Night’ and how imagery is influential in one’s life. The two-part discussion…