Stream This: Black History Month 2020

As we come together to celebrate the legacy, heritage, and cultural impact of Black Americans, we've curated a list of streaming content that takes a dive into Black history, explores present experiences and considers what's possible for the future. Check out these films, shows and projects, all directed by Black TFI alumni.

ALWAYS IN SEASON
Available February 24th on Independent Lens/PBS
Documentary Feature

When 17-year-old Lennon Lacy is found hanging from a swing set in rural North Carolina in 2014, his mother’s search for justice and reconciliation begins while the trauma of more than a century of lynching African Americans bleeds into the present.

THE APOLLO
Available on HBO GO and HBO NOW 
Documentary Feature

Academy Award-winning TFI alumi (and TFI board member) Roger Ross Williams takes a look into the history of and legacy of Harlem's Apollo Theater. 

ASIA A 
Available on Amazon Prime 
Scripted Short 

An athelete and recent spinal cord injury patient struggles with his new reality as a paraplegic.

BLACK FOLK DON'T 
Available on PBS
Web Series 

Each episode explores a common assumption about the behavior of Black people.

DEAR WHITE PEOPLE 
Available on Netflix 
Scripted Series

TFI supported the independent film precursor to this popular series, which follows a group of Black students as they affirm their identities at a predominately white university.

FEATHERS
Available on YouTube
Scripted Short

A new enrollee at The Edward R. Mill School for Boys must overcome memories of a tragic past and the present hazing by his peers. 

JEZEBEL  
Available on Netflix 
Scripted Feature

During the internet's infancy, a vulnerable woman follows her sister into the sex work industry as a webcam model. 

MONSTERS AND MEN 
Available on Hulu
Scripted Feature

After a bystander films the murder of a Black man by the police, tensions in a New York neighborhood rise. 

TRAVELING WHILE BLACK
Available on The New York Times
360-degree project

This 360-degree video explores the complicated legacy of The Green Book and traveling through the American South during the Jim Crow era.

WHOSE STREETS?
Available on Hulu
Documentary Feature

A look at the Ferguson uprising following the murder of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. 


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