Black History Month
Curated by Barbara Chirinos in partnership with VIFF Vancity Theatre, the annual Black History Month film series is a significant contribution to Vancouver's cultural diversity, shining a spotlight on African-North American film and history. This year’s program encompasses music, political protest, spiritual, emotional and physical enterprise and endeavour.
The centrepiece of Black History Month at Vancity Theatre is the exclusive Vancouver premiere of the Academy Award-nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro (screening from Feb 24), which links the lives of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Medgar Evers through the eyes of writer James Baldwin and filmmaker Raoul Peck. Other highlights include Julie Dash's seminal Daughters of the Dust , the music films Mali Blues and Sign o the Times , and a new Canadian documentary about the untold history of black hockey players, Soul on Ice .