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 J. 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 available at FUBU TV online and 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.

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.

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.

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.

From the Little Brother Blog

Watch Little Brother on kweliTV!

Thrilled to premiere Little Brother chapters 1 – 5 on the new kweliTV. This new streaming platform that is currently being heralded as “the Black Netflix.”  Kweli means “truth” in Swahili and CEO DeShuna Spencer has created a new streaming service with the African American filmmaker at the forefront of quality content.  Offerings include indie films, […]

From Arizona to Brooklyn

We are thrilled to say we’ve reached a milestone as we’re now five chapters in! Little Brother:  Manchild in the Promised Land (Chapter 5) was filmed in Tucson, AZ.  Our 17-minute film will have its festival premiere Saturday, May 2 at 1:15pmEST at the Women of African Descent Film Festival (WADFF), Brooklyn, NY. Our young […]