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Movies involving melanin

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1. Melanin (I) (2015)

12 min | Short, Action, Crime | Completed

Melanin takes you through one night in the life of a young man, targeted by COINTEL PRO and protected by an Orisha. With music provided by Poptartpete, Ohbliv, Styles P and Lee Majors ... See full summary »

Director: Preston Perry | Stars: Gina Edior, Nkrumah Davidson

2. Hidden Colors 2: The Triumph of Melanin (2012)

152 min | Documentary

"Hidden Colors 2" is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2011 documentary about the untold history of people of African and aboriginal descent. This installment of goes into topics ... See full summary »

Director: Tariq Nasheed | Stars: Michelle Alexander, Claud Anderson, Tony Browder, Booker T. Coleman

Votes: 406

3. The X-Files (1993–2018)
Episode: Teliko (1996)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Mulder believes a creature from an African folktale may be responsible for the disappearance of several black men in the Philadelphia area.

Director: Jim Charleston | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Carl Lumbly

Votes: 2,539

4. Futurestates (2010– )
Episode: White (2011)

15 min | Sci-Fi

It's another sweltering 120-degree winter day with five more days to Christmas and hot is the only season left in New York City. Global warming has become a tangible threat to survival and ... See full summary »

Director: A. Sayeeda Moreno | Stars: Michael Billingsley, Yetta Gottesman, Zabryna Guevara, Annie Henk

Votes: 12

What happens when melanin extraction becomes a way of making money? Would you sell yours?

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5. Cosmic Slop (1994 TV Movie)

83 min | Sci-Fi

A science fiction anthology series that aired on HBO. It was hosted by Parliament lead singer George Clinton. It also starred Casey Kasem, Robert Guillaume, and Anthony Anderson.

Directors: Reginald Hudlin, Warrington Hudlin, Kevin Rodney Sullivan | Stars: Jorge Ameer, Larry Anderson, Noëlle Balfour, Jason Bernard

Votes: 204

"The Space Traders" episode of this trilogy should rightfully be named "The Melanin Traders," for that is exactly what they are seeking. Based on Derrick Bell's 1992 science fiction short story, extraterrestrials arrive in the USA seeking to trade gold, precious metals, technology to resolve the environmental crisis, as well as, a "safe cheap and renewable source of energy" in exchange for "every child woman and man, in your nation, with at least 2500 mg of melanin in their skin.

Why didn't they make this offer to countries on the African continent?

6. Watermelon Man (1970)

R | 100 min | Comedy

An extremely bigoted white man finds out the hard (and somewhat humorous) way what it's like being a black man, firsthand!

Director: Melvin Van Peebles | Stars: Godfrey Cambridge, Estelle Parsons, Howard Caine, D'Urville Martin

Votes: 1,511 | Gross: $1.50M

Melvin Van Peebles realized a common idea...melanin challenged people secretly want to be...melanin people...and Watermelon Man was born.

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