Films and series about Black Culture have become a must-watch over the past weeks. It’s time to educate yourself, which can be done by use of this list.
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Films and series about Black Culture
As you know, it is about time to educate yourself. We can’t longer deny black suppression and racism is a thing – and it is about time to make it stop. People have become aware of this, since Netflix revealed that The Help was the most-watched movie of the past weeks. However, many think this isn’t the greatest movie to watch and learn from. So, the question rises, how can you educate yourself on this topic? By watching the films and series about Black Culture below you will make a great start. The good thing is: some of them are completely free, since Criterion Channel and IFC have removed their paywalls to educate others.
1. The Black Power Mixtape
The Black Power Mixtape takes you back to the late sixties and early seventies, during the Civil Rights Movement. Some snippets of the movie have already gone viral on Twitter. It shows the powerful voices of black people during the flower power age.
2. Daughters of the Dust
At the dawn of the 20th Century, a multigenerational African-American family prepares to leave the sea islands for the mainland. In conjunction with UCLA Film & Television Archive, Cohen Film Collection is proud to present a new restoration of director Julie Dash’s groundbreaking film.
3. Losing Ground
This film (1982) is the very first feature-length drama movie written and directed by a Black woman since the twenties of the past century.
4. I Am Not Your Negro
This documentary is one of the best series about black culture to watch – without doubt. The story is based on the story of James Baldwin and his unfinished book. It covers the murders on Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. A must watch.
The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary 13TH refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity.