A new documentary takes an in-depth look at a Brooklyn-based organization that still impacts Black people across the world.

“The Sun Rises in the East” takes a look at the rise and legacy of The East, a pan-African organization that was founded in Bed-Stuy in 1969. The film was created by Tayo Giwa and Cynthia Gordy Giwa, a husband-and-wife filmmaking team and the creators of Black-Owned Brooklyn.

“We started as a hyperlocal service journalism platform, covering and spotlighting Black-owned businesses in the borough. A lot of businesses in the community didn’t have a lot of information on them, and with Cynthia’s background in journalism, we wanted to put out the info in an accessible way,” said Tayo Giwa.

(L) The Uhuru Sasa Shule kids as seen in “The Sun Rises in The East.” (R) The movie poster. A new documentary takes an in-depth look at a Brooklyn-based organization that still impacts Black people across the world.

“The Sun Rises in the East” takes a look at the rise […]

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