The Montreal International Black Film Festival is taking place this month

Sep 18 2017, 11:13 pm

The 13th edition of the Montreal International Black Film Festival will be kicking off on September 27 with a screening of Kalushi at Cinema Imperial, a film inspired by the story of South African hero Solomon Mahlangu.

This year’s event offers a selection of 66 films from 25 countries. There will also be a number of workshops and roundtable discussions to delve further into a wide variety of filmmaking topics.

Film recommendations for this year’s festival include:

  • Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu
  • Carpinteros (Woodpeckers)
  • Kafou
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Krotoa
  • Vazante
  • Dabka
  • Cargo
  • Marvin Booker Was Murdered
  • Boys 23: The Forgotten Boys of Brazil
  • Oliver Jones: Mind Hands Heart
  • Walking in My Shoes
  • Jewel’s Catch One
  • Brown Girls Begin
  • Uprize
  • Amerika
  • Jacques Schwartz Bart : la voix de nos ancêtre

The festival will also feature films from Montrealers Evangéline Kabuya and Irene Angelico.

The theme of this year’s event is “Speak-up.”

“Today, more than ever, we want to challenge the many inconsistencies, inequalities, and injustices that still claim many victims,” said Fabienne Colas, the Festival president, and founder, in a release. “The fact remains that not everyone has access to opportunities. We cannot pretend everything is okay. Everyone has a part to play if we want things to change.”

Montreal International Black Film Festival

When: September 27 to October 1

Where: Various theatres, check website for details

Tickets: Available online

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