Documentary

Black West

It is one of the Western world’s most powerful myths.  The story of how the American West was won- by great heroes and white men. 

Black West tells the flip side of that myth.  In 1875, one of four American cowboys was Black—Black sheriffs, Black trappers and Black soldiers.  Some were adopted by Native American tribes while others became their slaves.  These anonymous heroes were the inspiration for many great Westerns; yet Hollywood has erased them from the silver screen.  Pieced together from archives, carefully crafted re-enactments and first-hand historical accounts, Black West restores these  invisible heroes to their rightful place in history.

DURATION

1 x 60/ 1 x 90

YEAR OF PRODUCTION

2022

PRODUCED BY

CAPA Films

BROADCASTER

ARTE

COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION

France

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