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11 Thought-Provoking Must-See Black Films

 

Daughters of the Dust‘Daughters of the Dust’

“Daughters of the Dust” is a 1991 independent film written, directed and produced by Julie Dash; it is the first feature film by an African-American woman. Featuring an unusual narrative device, the film is told by the Unborn Child. Ancestors are part of the movie, as the Peazant family has lived on the island since their first people were brought as slaves centuries before.

Better Mus Come‘Better Mus’ Come’

Jamaican film “Better Mus’ Come” has garnered international attention for its unflinching portrayal of politically-driven gang violence in 1970s-era Kingston.  The film is available on Netflix.

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