ocumentaries are wonderful windows into the past and present. They are visual and audio experiences that allow us to gain a greater understanding of a time and/or place in a relatively short amount of time. The African Diaspora has been, quite possibly, the subject of more documentaries than any other group. The epic lives of the men and women whose ancestors hail from the second largest continent has enlivened the genre whether one is focusing on music, social movements, or sports. Below are ten films that provide an incisive look at the political history of the Diaspora over the last 150 years. Many of them are available on YouTube in their entirety.