Black History Film Festival: PART ONE
Streaming Platform: Hoovie
The Mount Royal University community and the Students’ Association of Mount Royal University (SAMRU) are proud to present the third annual Black History Month Film Festival with a virtual twist. The Festival will feature works by BIPOC filmmakers from across the globe. As well, we look forward to connecting authentically with pre and post-film conversations. Free admission (please reserve tickets ahead of the screening). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Click here to find the official movie poster for the Black History Month Film Festival.
Each evening will feature two full-length feature films followed by a sequence of discussions.
Whose Streets (2017), Sabaah Folayan (1h 43m).
Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest. This film is an energetic account of the Ferguson uprising against police brutality, as told by the people who lived it. (Doc., BLM, mature content: language and violence).
Hale Country This Morning, This Evening (2018), RaMell Ross (1h 16m).
An artistic film that follows two young African-American men and their community over five years in a poignantly human, if voyeuristic, account of birth, death, celebration, hard work, and the painting of hopes and dreams. (Doc., BLM).
*The discussions for these films will include draws to win $50 and $100 Amazon gift cards.