Melvin Van Peebles, trailblazing filmmaker who championed Black cinema, dead at 89

10:27am PDT - September 23rd, 2021    melvin van peebles - CBC News

Melvin Van Peebles, the groundbreaking filmmaker, playwright and musician whose work ushered in the "blaxploitation" wave of the 1970s and influenced filmmakers long after, has died. He was 89.