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For Us, By Us: Black History Month and Beyond



Black filmmakers have played a key role in the entertainment industry since the early days of film history.  Their influence on popular culture through cinema continues to grow. Oscar Micheaux led the way, launching his own studio in 1919. Today, directors Spike Lee, Ava DuVernay, Jordan Peele and Ryan Coogler are household names, creating critically and commercially successful projects. The Film & Video Collection celebrates Black History Month, and beyond, by highlighting Black filmmakers.

Explore these titles and many more on disc and via streaming! 

Ladies First

Directorial Debut