Below we are also highlighting important works by Black filmmakers and classics of Black Cinema, many of which are being made available to watch for free (or, in some cases, for a small fee). As you head into the summer, we ask you to join us in watching these films and reviewing this list of things you can do right now and continue to do to help the movement for justice. We believe in the power of cinema to teach, to help us examine our own prejudices, and to explore and expose the systemic racism that underpins our society. Now is a moment to listen, learn, and act. We can and must do better.
Classic works of Black Cinema streaming for FREE on the Criterion Channel
All footage was shot on April 15, 2020, in a downtown nature preserve on a cold snowy day in Ann Arbor, MI – 24 days into our COVID-19 stay-at-home order. During this time in which our old normal continues to disappear and we must all embrace this current unknown, I hope this film brings its viewers a peaceful meditation space. By slowing down and speeding up shots and blending in an original electronic score with nature’s natural sounds, my aim is to encourage the viewer to equally still them self, focus on deep breaths, and reflect on the simple beauty of falling snow.
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