• 'Godfather of Black Cinema' Melvin Van Peebles no more

    'Godfather of Black Cinema' Melvin Van Peebles no more

    Celebrities | September 23, 2021 8:32 IST

    Melvin was popularly known as the godfather of modern Black cinema. He had helped champion a new wave of modern Black cinema in the 1970s -- especially with his films 'Watermelon Man' and 'Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song'.