From Above: Black Man, Native Woman Love Story

African Native American Film

“From Above” (2013), is an award winning, myth-poetic feature film about two souls so deeply in love with one another that they are entangled beyond life itself.   (1 hr. 52 min.) Starring Danny Glover and Graham Green. A movie that raises awareness on the interrelated stories of African American and Native American people in North America. Raising awareness about the important stories of African Native American people today and their Ancestors.

“From Above” Movie Trailer (2013). Directed by Norry Niven

This love story with all its challenges and triumphs parallels Romeo & Juliet, replete with disapproving families and the bonds of culture and tradition. A beautifully told story of timeless love that will touch your heart. From his wife’s deathbed, William Ward (Glover) dives under the gloomy waters of his memory to recall the love story of his life with Venus, a Native American beauty descended from the mystical Lightning Clan, a peculiar and “electric” Native family living in Arkansas.

From Above Feature Film

Starring Danny Glover, Graham Green, Ashley Bell, Clayton Rohner, Tantoo Cardinal, Chelsea Ricketts, Mike Wade, Adriana Mather, Justin Olston. Written By James Bird, Produced By Loren Baulto, Norry Niven, Anya Remizova.

“From Above” Interview by Carlton Mackey,  50 Shades of Black

Yvonne Rosegarden’s Review of “From Above”:
After a screening of “From Above” starring Danny Glover, 50 Shades of Black sat down to discuss African American and American Indian (Black Indians) ancestry with Yvonne Rosegarden and how the film relates to her work of transforming lives through the healing power of positive touch. Black Indians are also called African Native Americans, Black American Indians, Black Native Americans and Afro Native Americans.

“From Above” (2013), is an award winning, myth-poetic feature film about two souls so deeply in love with one another that they are entangled beyond life itself.   (1 hr. 52 min.) Starring Danny Glover and Graham Green.

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