Black History Month Collection

Black History Month Collection

This special collection, curated for Black History Month 2020, speaks to issues of civil rights, labour activism, Black fatherhood, and QTPOC life.

BLACK MEN LOVING is a series of intimate portraits of black fathers in Toronto, challenging stereotypes of Black men in the media.

THE LITTLE BLACK SCHOOL HOUSE unearths the little known story of the women, men, and children who studied and taught at Canada’s racially segregated Black schools.

Looking at modern resistance movements, WHOSE STREETS is told by the activists and leaders who lived and breathed the realities of the Ferguson uprising, following the murder of Michael Brown by police officers.

In Burkina Faso, Iara Lee showcases the power of non-violent protest in BURKINABÈ RISING.

MINERS SHOT DOWN follows a wildcat strike in post-apartheid South Africa, where miners in one of the biggest platinum mines courageously fought police violence.

CALL ME KUCHU documents the struggle of veteran activist David Kato against the Ugandan government’s homophobic laws that propose death for HIV-positive gay men, all the while seeking liberation for fellow lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

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Black History Month Collection

6 Videos

  • Black Men Loving

    Directed by Ella Cooper ∙ 2014 ∙ Canada ∙ 27'

    BLACK MEN LOVING upends the stereotypical images of Black men as violent, aggressive and hyper-sexualized, to the extent that it seems, as one father in Ella Cooper's film says: “Black men loving is political” and “almost radical”. We are taken into ...

  • Call me Kuchu

    Directed by Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall ∙ 2012 ∙ United States - Uganda ∙ 87'

    In an unmarked office at the end of a dirt road, veteran activist David Kato labours to repeal Uganda’s homophobic laws and liberate his fellow lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender men and wo...

  • The Little Black School House

    Directed by Sylvia Hamilton ∙ 2007 ∙ Canada ∙ 60'

    Shot on location in villages and cities in Ontario and Nova Scotia, THE LITTLE BLACK SCHOOL HOUSE unearths the untold story of the children, women, men who were students and teachers in Canada’s racially segregated schools.

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  • Whose Streets?

    Directed by Sabaah Folayan ∙ 2019 ∙ United States ∙ 103'

    Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe the movement for racial justice, WHOSE STREETS? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson Uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street f...

  • Burkinabe Rising

    Directed by Iara Lee ∙ 2017 ∙ Burkina Faso - United States ∙ 72'

    BURKINABÈ RISING: THE ART OF RESISTANCE IN BURKINA FASO showcases creative nonviolent resistance in Burkina Faso. A small, landlocked country in West Africa, Burkina Faso is home to a vibrant community of artists and engaged citize...

  • Miners Shot Down

    Directed by Rehad Desai ∙ 2014 ∙ South Africa ∙ 86'

    In August 2012, mineworkers in one of South Africa’s biggest platinum mines began a wildcat strike for better wages. Six days later, the police used live ammunition to brutally suppress the strike, killing 34 and injuring many more. The event b...