Staff Pick: "Hidden Colors 4"

Erica Thompson

Five years ago, author and radio host Tariq "Elite" Nasheed created "Hidden Colors," a documentary series about "the real and untold history of people of color around the globe." The films, distributed by the King Flex Entertainment production company, have been somewhat of an underground phenomenon, generating thousands of dollars in Kickstarter donations. Featuring commentary by a host of scholars, historians and celebrities, the documentaries have explored topics such as the contributions of African and aboriginal people, the prison industrial complex and systematic racism.

The fourth installment, "Hidden Colors 4: The Religion of White Supremacy," will screen Saturday, June 18, at the King Arts Complex and Pythian Theater. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

"Hidden Colors 4" is also available on DVD and currently ranks as the number-one documentary on Amazon's best-seller list.

In a recent interview with Underground Railroad Productions, Nasheed provided instructions for taking action beyond watching the films. "When you watch the 'Hidden Colors' series, be sure to get all the books from the scholars," he said. "Get the information so you can pass it down to the next generation."

King Arts Complex and Pythian Theater

6:45 p.m. Saturday,

June 18

867 Mt. Vernon Ave.,

King-Lincoln District