Bring it Black
Cinema Politica is thrilled to launch selected films from our hand-picked program Bring it Black: Films by Black Artists in Canada, co-curated with Ella Cooper and Henri Pardo for Cinema Politica On Demand. From fiction to experimental to documentary, and everything between, this collection of shorts combines creative flair with political potency and unwavering voice. We hope audiences are as awe-struck as we are by this rich selection of cinema from Black directors working across the country known as Canada. This program represents many voices – revolutionary, innovative, poetic, passionate, queer, young, experienced, leading, moving, migratory, teaching, dreaming – that are part of a much larger community of Black filmmakers and we are honoured and delighted to share some of their work with you.
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The Shirley Card
Directed by Sonya Mwambu • 2017 • Canada • 3’
Gesturing to the racial bias behind Kodak’s mid-century “Shirley Cards,” Mwambu brings deeply textured layers of Black artistry, history and the racial politics of popular culture.
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Directed by Kourtney Jackson • 2018 • Canada • 5'
A young woman explores and confronts her reflections on being a woman, migration and faith.
Directed by Myléne Augustin & Feven Ghebremariam ∙ 2018 ∙ Canada ∙ 12'
Summer 2117 will be revealing for Sam, an 18-year-old Cameroonian girl. Freshly elected to the tribal council that governs her country, she joins the national delegation that is invited to Tiohtià:ke (Montreal). This trip...