Kamloops Film Society: Black History Month
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sun, Jun 20, 2021 at 1:00 pm - Doug Smith posted on their blog: In the Battle Creek Hills
Fri, Jun 18, 2021 at 3:05 pm - Arjun Singh posted on their blog: Apologies for horrible word choice at Kamloops council this Tuesday….
Fri, Jun 18, 2021 at 1:00 pm - Doug Smith posted on their blog: In the Cache Creek to Spences Bridge Hills
Tue, Jun 15, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Sunrise Mountain Ramble – Kamloops Trails
Mon, Jun 14, 2021 at 4:05 pm - David Suzuki posted on their blog: For climate’s sake, save the peat!
Sat, Jun 12, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: On the Embleton Trails – Kamloops Trails
Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 6:02 pm - David Suzuki posted on their blog: Fossil fuel industry faces an overdue reckoning
Wed, Jun 9, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Island Lake Loop – Kamloops Trails
Sun, Jun 6, 2021 at 8:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Lac du Bois Loop Route
Fri Jun 18 to Sat Jul 17 “Painting with Wax” by Judith Anderson in the KAC Main Gallery
Thu Jun 24 Artist Coffee – Virtual Meet Up
Thu Jul 1 to Tue Aug 31 Music in the Park
Wed Jul 14 Renovate Smart Kamloops Virtual Home Energy Performance Workshop
Thu Jul 29 Artist Coffee – Virtual Meet Up
Wed Aug 25 Renovate Smart Kamloops Virtual Home Energy Performance Workshop
Thu Aug 26 Artist Coffee – Virtual Meet Up
Sat Sep 11 to Sun Sep 12 Parkinson SuperWalk
Tue Sep 28 Renovate Smart Kamloops Virtual Home Energy Performance Workshop