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Duration: 115 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Black History Month

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Feb 15 08:20 pm
Feb 16 08:30 pm
Feb 17 01:00 pm

50 years ago: cities were burning, Vietnam was exploding, and disputes raged over equality and civil rights. A new revolutionary culture was emerging, and at the vanguard was The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. "What is clear from this sober yet electrifying film is that the power of the Panthers was rooted in their insistence - radical then, radical still - that black lives matter." AO Scott, New York Times

Duration: 45 mins
Country of Origin: Germany, 2006
Series:
Black History Month

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Feb 09 08:15 pm

This is a tender, revealing documentary about one of the most famous and popular artist of the 20th century. Her legendary banana belt dance created theatre history; her song "J’ai deux amours" became a classic, and her hymn. The film focuses on her life and work from a black perspective. It portrays the artist in the mirror of European colonial clichés and presents her as a resistance fighter, an ambulance driver during WWII, and an outspoken activist against racial discrimination involved in the worldwide Black Consciousness movement of the 20th century.

Duration: 81 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Black History Month

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Feb 15 06:30 pm
Feb 16 06:30 pm

Mina Shum’s documentary documentary reopens the file on what is now seen as a watershed moment in Canadian race relations and campus politics, the moment in 1967 when a professor at Sir George Williams University in Montreal was accused of racism, and student uprising that followed.

Duration: 89 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Black History Month

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Feb 09 06:30 pm

In 1952, Ousmane Sembéne, a dockworker and fifth-grade dropout from Senegal, began dreaming an impossible dream: to become the storyteller for a new Africa. Sembene! a feature-length documentary, tells the incredible true story of the “father of African cinema,” the self-taught novelist and filmmaker who fought, against enormous odds, a monumental, 50-year-long battle to give African stories to Africans.

Duration: 93 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2013
Series:
Black History Month

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Feb 23 06:30 pm

Who knew the tango came from Africa? Filmmaker Dom Pedro reveals the depth of the footprints of the African music on the tango, through this rich movie combining musical performances and interviews from many tango fans and historians in Latin America and Europe, including the renowned Argentinean pianist Juan Carlos Caceres.