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Mount Royal University Black History Month Film Festival

February 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm MST

Mount Royal University, in conjunction with the Students Association of Mount Royal University, announces its first Black History Month Film Festival featuring work by black filmmakers from Calgary and across the globe.

Filmmakers include Dr. David Este, Omatta Udalor, Badria Abubaker, Emilie Mannering, Carmine Pierre-Dufour, Adejumoke Olatunde, and Melanee Murray-Hunt among others. Storylines range from narrative shorts about the rites of passage of a young black girl learning to deal with the uniqueness of her hair, Mahalia Melts in the Rain (Emilie Mannering, Carmine Pierre-Dufour) to a documentary exploring the same subject from the perspective of older men and women in Black Hair (Badria Abubaker).

The festival kicks off with the critically acclaimed, We Are The Roots, (Dr. David Este, Deborah Dobbins, Dr. Jenna Bailey) an incisive documentary exploring the untold and remarkable history of early black settlers to Canada. Diary of a Lagos Girl by Adejumoke Olatunde is an irreverent look at the dating highs and lows of Nigerian millennials. Comedy, drama, documentary are all mediums through which the experiences of those in the African Diaspora are explored in this groundbreaking festival.


Feb 7: We Are The Roots Dr. David Este, Deborah Dobbins, Dr. Jenna Bailey OPENING NIGHT

Feb 12, Mahalia Melts In The Emilie Mannering, Carmine Pierre-Dufour Rain Black Hair Badria Abubaker Texted Edward Ogum, Omatta Udalor Race Anonymous Melanee Murray-Hunt

Feb 26, Diary Of A Lagos Girl Adejumoke Olatunde


February 7, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm MST
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