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Little Brother:  The Fire Next Time

(Chapter 4)



Title:                                      Little Brother:  The Fire Next Time

Director:                                Nicole Franklin

Year:                                      2013

Running time:                        17 minutes

Country of Production:          United States

Genre:                                     African American, Urban, Youth, Education, Boys, Juvenile Justice

Language:                               English

Production Company:            EPIPHANY Inc.

Shooting format,

aspect ratio, sound:               Filmed on iPhone4 720p, aspect ratio is 16×9. Film Sound is Mono.

Screening format:                   DVD

Distributor:                             kweliTV and  Third World Newsreel


Little Brother:  The Fire Next Time is Chapter 4 of the film series that features young Black boys and their thoughts on Love. This chapter was filmed in Muskogee, OK, where the Cherokee Nation and the Descendants of Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes have been in court concerning the Freedmen’s rights as Cherokee citizens.  Our young African Cherokees present a candid discussion on love, tribe, family, and race.

A conversation that will save a generation.

LITTLE BROTHER is a series of 15-minute documentary films dedicated to giving Black boys a unique voice. Beginning in 2010, filmmakers Nicole Franklin and Jai Tiggett started taking 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.

Supported [in part] by a grant from the Open Society Foundations/Campaign for Black Male Achievement.

The films and curriculum are available for educational institutions, houses of worship, for-profit and not-for-profit corporations, as well as home video use. The film team is available for in-person appearances accompanying screenings. These Little Brother forums are titled An EPIPHANY Conversation and are fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas.  Join the discussion and visit our Facebook Fanpage at