In 2017 Thomas Muhammad produced a film Malcolm X: An Overwhelming Influence on the Black Power Movement! The film is a brilliant and sensitive telling of the story of one of the United States’ most significant human rights activists. Through interviews with family and friends of Malcolm, the film tells the story of Malcolm Little’s childhood and young adulthood, and how he eventually became Malcolm X.
Long portrayed in the US media as the epitome of the “scary black man”, Malcolm’s message has been obscured and distorted at times, but the integrity of his mission, human rights for all people, lives on!
Brother Thomas and Baruch discuss the film, the message, and Malcolm the man.
Festivals/Awards for the Malcolm X movie: Pan African Film Festival; African Diaspora International Film Festival; 10th Annual Black Panther Party for Self Defense Film Festival; the 53rd Annual Selma Jubilee Film Festival, among others.
Film maker Thomas Ali Muhammad is a Community Organizer, a Co-Executive Director of a film on Malcolm X. He is a practicing Orthodox Muslim and made his Holy Pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia in July 1990. He is a Dallas Texas native and joined the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) while in High School at age sixteen in Dallas Texas. He is a Co-founder of Inner city Community Development Corporation (ICDC) a Dallas community based non-profit that has built over nearly 400 Affordable Houses in the heart of a majority black community in Dallas Texas. He co-owns B/B Unity, LLC with his business partner Jorge Baldor. They Co-Directed a documentary entitled “Malcolm X: An Overwhelming Influence on the Black Power Movement.” Mr. Muhammad is currently the Chairman of the National Black United Front (NBUF)-Dallas Chapter.
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