Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1996)

This film relates the story of a tightly connected Afro-American community informally called Colored Town where the inhabitants live and depend on each other in a world where racist oppression is everywhere, as told by a boy called Cliff who spent his childhood there. Despite this, we see the life of the community in all its joys and sorrows, of those that live there while others decide to leave for a better life north. For those remaining, things come to a serious situation when one prominent businessman is being muscled out by a white competitor using racist intimidation. In response, the community must make the decision of whether to submit meekly like they always have, or finally fight for their rights.

Directing:
  • Tim Reid
Writing:
  • Paul W. Cooper
  • Clifton L. Taulbert
themoviedb icon 4.5/10
  • Release Date: 1996-01-26
  • Views: 27
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 115


Isaac Hayes

Preacher Hurn

Paula Kelly

Ma Pearl

Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Miss Alice (as Salli Richardson)

Bernie Casey

Mr. Walter

Polly Bergen

Miss Maybry

Taj Mahal

Mr. Will

Leon Robinson

Uncle Melvin

Leon

Uncle Melvin
5,238 comments
Princess
Love this movie. This is a positive story, and a great plot.
Like · Reply · 43 · 2 min
Nicole Sneijder
Really good movie to watch. Enjoyed it!
Like · Reply · 56 · 58 min
Francis Smith
GREAT movie ever.. Loved this!!!
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Brandon
i dont think so, story feels bad
Like · Reply · 2 · 26 min
Velasques
i guess your mood is bad, sorry... ^_^ cheers
Like · Reply · 13 · 15 min
Patricia Joyce
God Bless You
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Alberto Milito
Muito obrigado, me amor
Like · Reply · 19 · 2 h
Elizabeth
eu isso
Like · Reply · 10 · 3 h
Vanessa Carla
Over all the movie is GOOD
Like · Reply · 48 · 3 h
Jacques LeBlanc
Merci beaucoup
Like · Reply · 26 · 4 h
Youssef 'Amid Al-Kouri
وأخيرا يمكن مشاهدة هذا الفيلم، وشكرا
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