Out of Darkness (Episodes)
Out of Darkness is a full length three-part documentary by director Amadeuz Christ (Δ+), examining the untold history of African people, the African cultural contribution to the nations of the world, and the events that have contributed to the condition of African people today. Out of Darkness explores the Nubian/Kushitic origins of Nile Valley Civilization, contact between Africa and the Americas since the times of antiquity, as well as the influence of the Moors in Europe leading to Europe’s intellectual Renaissance. In addition, the film will analyze the history of modern day racism, the concept of “white supremacy,” the impact of Hip Hop as a social movement, and the idea of nationhood.
Out of Darkness is narrated by Prof. Kaba Kamene and co-stars Dr. Umar Johnson, Dr. Claud Anderson, Tim Wise, Prof. James Small, Dr. Joy DeGruy, Anthony Browder, Sabir Bey, Atlantis Browder, and Taj Tarik Bey.
Out of Darkness: Ep.1 - Out of Afrika
In the first episode of Out of Darkness film narrator Kaba Kamene introduces the idea of a “War on African History” as an attempt to hide, conceal, and diminish the contribution of African people in world history. The chapter explains the psychological disassociation with Africa in the minds of A...
Out of Darkness: Ep.2 - Nile Valley Civilization
In the second episode of Out of Darkness, the African (Kushitic) origins of Nile Valley Civilization are discussed in detail, placing Ancient Egypt within the context of Nile Valley culture and civilization with its origins in the south. The contributions of Nile Valley Civilization are further d...
Out of Darkness: Ep.3 - Age of Enlightenment
In the third episode of Out of Darkness, the Moorish conquest of Spain is examined along with the contributions of these North Africans to the civilizing of Europe out of their medieval “Dark Age” period. The “Age of Enlightenment,” specifically referring to the “Renaissance” period of medieval E...
Out of Darkness: Ep.4 - Post Conquest
The fourth episode of Out of Darkness explores the current psychology of the descendents of the enslaved Africans throughout the diaspora and examines the metal state of a people forced to endure such a tragedy as horrific Transatlantic Slave trade. The psychological conditioning of the African d...
Out of Darkness: Ep.5 - Racism & Cognitive Dissonance
Episode 5 of Out of Darkness begins with a heartfelt description of enslavement process of the African in the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the resolve of African people for surviving through the tragic ordeal. The concept of race and of racism is then discussed in relation to the false notion o...
Out of Darkness: Ep.6 - Illusion of Inclusion
In the sixth episode of Out of Darkness, the aftermath of the social integration movement is discussed within the context of its long-term effects on the African-American community, both economically and sociologically. The loss of an independent spirit, along with the forfeiture and disintegrati...
Out of Darkness: Ep.7 - Hip Hop
Episode 7 of Out of Darkness begins with placing Hip Hop within the lexicon of the Black American music and of the African-American experience. The effects of social integration on black music and the results of its crossover into mainstream society are explained as a process of African-Americans...
Out of Darkness: Ep.8 - Nationhood
In the concluding episode of Out of Darkness, the concept of nationhood is broken down with respect to geopolitics, jurisprudence and law, status and nationality, and group economics. The restoration of cultural memory and heritage, the importance of nationality, and the function of group identit...