Destination: Planet Negro

Director: Kevin Willmott
Country: USA
Year: 2013
Running Time: 100 min.
Language: English

destination planet negro

In 1939, a group of African American intellectuals come up with an ingenious and unlikely response to Jim Crow America—leave the planet and populate Mars. A three-person crew embarks on a journey through space that will take them to a world not unlike present-day America.

About the Director

Kevin Willmott

Biography: Kevin Willmott is a professor of film at the University of Kansas and a film writer and director. He is known for work focusing on black issues including writing and directing Ninth Street, C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America, and Bunker Hill. The Only Good Indian (2009) was a feature film about Native American children at an Indian boarding school and the forced assimilation that took place.


Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Destination: Planet Negro (2016)

Ninth Street (1999)
The Really Young & the Very Restless (2001)
C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)
The Battle for Bunker Hill (2008)
The Only Good Indian (2009)
Destination: Planet Negro (2013)
Jayhawkers (2014)
Gordon Parks Elementary (2015)
Fast Break; The John McLendon Story (2016)
The Profit (2017)