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Monochrome: Black, White, and Blue

Director Jon Brewer (B.B. King: The Life of Riley) defragments the history of blues music and the plight of the people in America's deep south, bringing the story of blues to life with interviews, musical performances and sweeping landscapes featuring Morgan Freeman, Chuck Berry, Bill Wyman, B.B. King and Carlos Santana.

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Season 1
  • Season 1 | Episode 1 
    1762 to 1865
    The language of the forlorn, known as 'The Blues' is introduced as this first episode sets the basis by which the fight for freedom began and the foundation for a range of topics spanning over a vast amount of time, unfolds.
  • Season 1 | Episode 2 
    1865 to 1968
    The intoxicating essence of New Orleans permeates this episode as the story moves past the Civil War and through Storyville, covering the era where Civil Rights became law and Martin Luther King was assassinated.
  • Season 1 | Episode 3 
    1940 to 2015
    A look at the last 60 years in America as racism reframes inequality in the guise of a 'new world', where in 2015 there is a black American president, yet police are killing young black men with little to no recourse, bringing uprising, and riots.