HBO has premiered the official trailer for its new documentary, South To Black Power.
Directed by Peabody and Emmy-winning filmmaker Sam Pollard and Peabody winner Llewellyn M. Smith, South To Black Power chronicles author Charles M. Blow’s journey across the country to explore his theory on reverse migration.
Here’s the official synopsis:
On the eve of last year’s midterm elections, Charles M. Blow, New York Times columnist and best-selling author of “The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto,” sets off across the country on a personal journey to test his theory on Black Liberation, which involves a daring strategy for Black Americans to move to the southern states to control southern legislatures and gain greater political power. Conversing with politicians, historians, community activists, colleagues, friends, and family members, Blow challenges Black Americans to disrupt the status quo by affecting change at the polls through reverse migration and gain control over states that already have the highest percentages of Black residents.
Among some of the featured participants in the documentary include Jackson, Mississippi mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba, former The New York Times executive editor Brent Staples, historian Adam Green, as well as friends and family members of Charles Blow.
“South To Black Power also takes us on a journey through Blow’s personal story, from his childhood in Louisiana to his relentless commitment to racial justice, revealing the hard-won truths that illuminate his vision for the future,” the official description reads. “As the returns from the midterm elections roll in, Blow watches, acknowledging the gains, but also reflects on the possibility that a historic political transformation in the South might not come in his lifetime.”
South To Black Power debuts on debuts Nov. 28 on HBO and will be available to stream on Max.
Watch the official trailer below: