The BlackboardMarquis Bradshaw, 45 min, USA.
"The Blackboard" documentary film was produced and directed by attorney/indie filmmaker Marquis Bradshaw. The film aims to challenge what it means to be black in America by examining the issue of acceptance within the black community through the lens of skateboarding culture.
"The Blackboard" stars prominent black pro skaters Jabari Pendleton, Karl Watson, and Ron Allen (one of the first black pro skaters and one of the first skaters to ever receive major corporate sponsorship).
As it relates to pop culture, skateboarding among black people has only in recent years become socially acceptable, beginning with artists such as Lupe Fiasco and Pharrell Williams.