Date(s) - Friday, January 13
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sunday, FEBRUARY 05, 2012 – 7:00
COMMUNITY CINEMA FILM SERIES:
MORE THAN A MONTH
One Man’s Journey to End Black History Month
MORE THAN A MONTH is a feature documentary film that follows Shukree Hassan Tilghman, a 29-year old African-American filmmaker, on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month (BHM). Through this tongue-in-cheek journey the film investigates what the treatment of history tells us about race and equality in a “post-racial” America.
MORE THAN A MONTH combines cinema verité shooting, first person narration, expert and man-on-the-street interviews, archival materials, and graphics to create a cinematic journey in the vein of documentaries like “Roger and Me,” “Sherman’s March,” or “Blue Vinyl.”
Helmed by first time filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman, MORE THAN A MONTH balances humor with intellectual exploration while exploring the state of black history education in American public schools, the effect of “history months” on the formation of American racial identity, how black culture is used to sell products , and weighs the importance of history, all while posing the question: what would it mean if Black History Month were no more?
MORE THAN A MONTH is a co-production of Intelligence Pictures and the Independent Television Service, in association with the National Black Programming Consortium.