Black Art Film Movie Poster

Black Art: In The Absence of Light

Black Art: In The Absence of Light (2021)

YouTube: HBO

Black Art: In The Absence of Light (director: Sam Pollard; executive producer: Henry Louis Gates) is a look at Black American Art and representation using David Driskell’s landmark Two Centuries of Black American Art exhibition​ as a framing device.“-HBO

Black Art Film Movie Poster
District’s Grade:B
District’s Category:Niche
Sub-Genres:People, Art, Industry
Run Time:85 Mins
The District Categories: Niche (worth the watch for those interested in the topic), Worth It (worth your time), Classic (one of the best examples of the documentary genre), Skip It (not worth your time)


More about The Documentary District: We are a team dedicated to highlighting documentary films and projects in an effort to promote independent film making. We also provide information on where to stream new documentaries as they become available. If you have a film or project that you would like to submit, you can visit our Submit a Film page.


“a new documentary that illuminates the contributions that Black artists have made to American culture”HBO

The District’s Quick Hits

Where To StreamHBOmax ($)
Director: Sam Pollard
Where To Stream sections are based on the films location at the time of the article’s published date. Some films may no longer be available on certain streaming services.

Black Art: In The Absence of Light

85 Minutes
Final Grade: B-
Now Streaming On: HBOmax


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The Documentary District is the creation of 90sKid. Struggling to find a way to keep track of all the documentaries they've watched, 90sKid started to track films and help promote independent film making. 90sKid owns and operates but is not affiliated with any of the featured films, companies, or projects.

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