NOMMO Productions, documentaries based on the Black experience.
NOMMO Productions proudly presents the October 20, 2022 premiere
of THE AUGUST WILSON CENTER ~ BUILDING ON A LEGACY – a free,
global streaming event and the 4th documentary by noted filmmaker
and cinematographer Billy Jackson, since his return to his native
Pittsburgh, also home to the late playwright extraordinaire August
All films are available for purchase.
Wendell G. Freeland
A Quiet Soldier
Tuskegee Airman. Civil Rights attorney. Powerful advocate for the poor and disenfranchised. Wendell Freeland devoted seventy years to fighting injustice wherever he found it, from the age of Jim Crow to that of Barack Obama. He blazed a trail for racial equality by working largely behind the scenes in America’s courtrooms, boardrooms, and political backrooms.
We Are Universal
is a documentary film that recounts the influence of the “Black Is Beautiful” movement on the art of Black people. Scenes of arts organizations, performances, and lifestyles in four of the major urban areas for art in the country – Boston, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles – are interwoven with opinions of Black art from artists who were themselves major influences on the art then in the 1970’s, and who now have a place in Black history.
Purchase your DVD today of We Are Universal for $19.99 plus shipping.
Didn’t We Ramble On?
The culmination of ten years research by Dr. Carl Atkins, Didn’t We Ramble On traces the evolution of the Black marching band from 14th Century West African processions to present-day bands. The music, the pageantry, and the many uses of current marching bands have been irrefutably traced to centuries-old Yoruba processions by Dr. Atkins and confirmed by noted ethnomusicologists Dr. Eileen Southern and Dr. John Szwed.
Enough is Enough
On October 12, 1995 Jonny Gammage, a 31-year-old African-American businessman, churchgoer and volunteer, was pulled over by five white police officers while driving a Jaguar owned by his cousin, Pittsburgh Steeler Ray Seals. During the ensuing struggle Gammage was asphyxiated. There was shock and revulsion in the community, and thousands, both black and white, took to the streets to protest.
Purchase your DVD today of Enough is Enough for $19.99 plus shipping.
Pass it On
Roger Humphries: “Pass it On” is a half-hour documentary on this legendary jazz drummer and music educator. Pass it On showcases Roger’s formidable talents as a musician and musical group leader, his skills as a teacher, and his inspirational dedication to his family, students, colleagues, and community.
Roger is known and respected among jazz fans and musicians worldwide. “Discovered” by other musicians in the family when he was only three years old, at four Rodger was sitting in with the Tab Smith Big Band, where his Uncle Frank Humphries played.