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Kamloops Film Society: Black History Month

Kamloops Film Society: Black History Month

February 9, 2021 at 11:08 pm  Entertainment, Kamloops

February is Black History Month in the United States and Canada. This is a way of remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. For the month of February, we’d like to recommend some films to watch!

Below is a recommended list of documentaries to watch for Black History Month, curtesy of @garrisonhayes on TikTok.

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The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

Available for FREE on Youtube
Directed by Göran Olsson | Sweden, USA | English, Swedish | Documentary, History | 100 minutes | Not Yet RatedFootage shot by a group of Swedish journalists documenting the Black Power Movement in the United States is edited together by a contemporary Swedish filmmaker.

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They’ve Gotta Have Us (Mini Series)

Available on Netflix 
Directed by Simon Frederick | UK | English | Documentary | 60 minutes each, 3 episodes total | Not Yet RatedThe rise of black actors as they have gone from being the backdrop to calling the shots. This is the inside story of the turning points of black life on both sides of the lens, from Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte, to the present day.

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I Am Not Your Negro

Available to Rent on Google Play or Youtube
Directed by Raoul Peck | Switzerland, France, Belgium, USA | English, French | Documentary | 93 minutes | Rated PG: coarse language; violence; nudityWriter James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.

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