Who We Are

LITTLE BROTHER is a 10-chapter documentary film series and interactive media project dedicated to giving Black boys a unique voice. Each chapter is available for your educational institution, house of worship or community conversation.

Filmmakers Nicole Franklin and Jasmin Tiggett travel across the United States to take an annual look at black boys as young as nine years old for a one-on-one conversation demystifying what society tends to rob them of: LOVE.

The series outreach, Mapping Our Pledge to Little Brother and upcoming curriculum is supported in part by a grant from the Foundation to Promote Open Society/Campaign for Black Male Achievement, fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas.

Little Brother chapters 1, 2, 3 and 4 are each 15 minutes in length and are designed to spark conversation. The films are distributed via DVD by Third World Newsreel at www.twn.org.

The Buzz

What People Are Saying About Little Brother

As important as it is necessary.  This endearing documentary series presents black boys as dignified and fully human, which makes Little Brother a filmic exception, rather than the rule.

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Little Brother is a woman’s issue. Whether these boys are our sons, our lovers, or our fathers…the men they become impacts a woman’s life in so many ways.

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A wonderful documentary film series that gives young black boys a real platform to talk about an array of subjects – love, life, and simply put, how they see the world around them.

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Our culture comes through in our youth, and we’re motivated by young people doing great things… You’ll definitely feel the experience of Little Brother.

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From the Little Brother Blog

Little Brother leads “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture” discussion at The Mayo Clinic

Little Brother is “A Conversation that will Save a Generation.” The Mayo Clinic took this statement to heart and, by invitation of Dr. Joy Balls-Berry, invited two chapters of the Little Brother film series to screen this February.  Series executive producer Nicole Franklin will help lead the follow-up discussion at The Downtown Mayo Clinic Campus […]

A #GoodMenChat on Special Ed and African American Boys

Little Brother is co-hosting a Twitter chat with online publication The Good Men Project this Wednesday, February 4 at 9pmEST with special guest Roosevelt Mitchell III, M.ED, aka @DisabledScholar. Join us at #GoodMenChat as we discuss the perils and solutions on the topic “Real Lessons on Special Education and African American Boys.” Also, please visit […]