December 9, 2011. Daniel Garber speaking with Nelson George about his new documentary “Brooklyn Boheme”

Posted in African-Americans, Brooklyn, Cultural Mining, documentary, Spike Lee, Uncategorized by on December 24, 2011

Daniel Garber interviews writer, columnist, novelist, filmmaker Nelson George about a new documentary “Brooklyn Boheme”. The documentary is about a Brooklyn neighbourhood — Fort Greene and Clinton Hill  — that in the 80’s and 90’s reached a critical mass of great African-American art, jazz music, movies, plays, poetry that some say was comparable to the Harlem Renaissance. In the interview, Nelson George talks of the many people who lived and worked there, what made them choose this place, how it has changed, and where Brooklyn’s young, black creative class is now.

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