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Black Pittsburgh

Through one man’s journey to reconnect with his roots, Black Pittsburgh explores the history, culture, and politics of the Black community in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Sparked by a report that claims Pittsburgh is the worst major city in America for a Black person to live in, the film takes viewers on a tour of southwestern Pennsylvania’s Black community and the many stories that live within it. Featuring appearances by renowned author, Damon Young, U.S. Senator John Fetterman, and Congresswoman Summer Lee, Dr. Rueben Brock investigates the report while also documenting a major turning point and pivotal moment in Pittsburgh’s history.

  • Rueben Brock
    Discovering Autism
  • Rueben Brock
  • Damon Young
    Key Cast
  • John Fetterman
    Key Cast
  • Summer Lee
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 29, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Rueben Brock

Dr. Rueben Brock is a modern-day renaissance man. A trained musician, photographer, filmmaker, professor of psychology, author, and motivational speaker, Brock’s many varied interests and accomplishments make him a unique voice in today’s world.

In 2010, Brock wrote and produced a silent short film entitled “The Long Goodbye.” Brock wrote the score for this short, which was his first attempt at cinema. In 2020, he Brock made his directorial debut in an autobiographical short about his experience being diagnosed with autism late in life. “Discovering Autism” was well received at film festivals, earning Brock his first filmmaking award (Best Documentary Short, Best Shorts Film Festival, 2021).

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