Over the last decade or so, there has been a drastic increase in the number of Black films produced in Hollywood. In the last calendar year, movies like If Beale Street Could Talk, Black Panther and The Hate U Give have experienced major success. In front of the camera, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, Yara Shahidi and a number of other talented thespians have been at the forefront of this increase. Behind the camera, Spike Lee, Lena Waithe, Ava DuVernay, Kenya Barris and a number of others have been leading this movement as well.
From 1979-1981 TWENTY-NINE BLACK CHILDREN were stolen from their families and killed. In ATLANTA, GA. Almost 40 years later, nobody has been tried for these murders, and the killer has never been confirmed. Our 3 part docuseries premieres March 23rd on Investigation Discovery(ID) pic.twitter.com/Ck9LROb7ST
— Will Packer (@willpowerpacker) February 12, 2019
One major figure in all of this is undoubtedly Will Packer. Throughout the last decade, Packer has helped lead films such as Night School, Little and Think Like A Man. Going forward, Packer may be embarking on his most important project yet.
Will Packer announced today that he would be leading a new documentary series about the infamous “Atlanta Child Murders”. Brought back to national prominence by the Atlanta Monster podcast, the “Atlanta Child Murders” were a string of murders in Atlanta involving at least twenty-eight Black children. The three part series will premiere in March on ID and Packer will act as an executive producer.