I’m super excited for the documentary Behind Those Books to be released. Until then, here is an extended trailer. Through this clip one can see the different views surrounding Urban Fiction and authors, such as Zane, speak.
Here is a little of what the film is about from their website:
“‘Behind Those Books’ reflects the harsh and unpleasant realities of inner-cities across the United States and sheds light on the rationale for these stories to be told. The viewer is taken on a journey that tackles social issues that have been brought to the forefront as a result of this art form. The urban and hip-hop cultures have discussed this topic but it has never been given the attention that it deserves on such a grand scale until now. […] Behind Those Books is a documentary that is guaranteed to change the perception of some and challenge how others feel about tales of street life in the inner-cities.”
“I am a abandoned child. My mother was a whore. And the things I saw through these eyes, no child should have had to witness or experience. So am I wrong for writing about my life that I saw?” —Treasure E. Blue
author of Harlem Girl Lost