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, and 3 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 Returns to the annual Women of African Descent Film Festival

  Little Brother: The Fire Next Time (Chapter 4) will screen at the 13th Annual Women of African Descent Film Festival, hosted by the Brooklyn Chapter of The Links. Saturday, May 3rd Women of African Descent Film Festival Long Island University Spike Lee Screening Room 1 University Plaza Brooklyn NY For additional details, visit the festival website HERE.

Little Brother Screening & Discussion at Howard University

We are pleased to return to Washington DC for a screening and discussion with the Association of Black Psychologists’ Student Circle Regional Conference.Filmmakers Nicole Franklin and Jasmin Tiggett will present the Chapters 1 and 3 of Little Brother in a discussion on black male media image and the Mapping Our Pledge Initiative. Saturday, April 5th at 2:00pm Howard University BlackBurn University Center […]

An EPIPHANY Conversation: Why Women are Key to the Success of My Brother’s Keeper

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 President Barack Obama took a bold new step by using his authority in this nation’s executive office to announce “a new initiative with leading foundations and businesses that will take a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to build ladders of opportunity and unlock the full potential of boys and young men of […]