13th MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL BLACK FILM FESTIVAL: 66 FILMS FROM 25 COUNTRIES TO CHANGE HOW WE SEE THE WORLD

black film festival 2017 previewThe Fabienne Colas Foundation is the driving force behind MIBFF – the Montreal International Black Film Festival. This year is the 13th annual and takes place from September 27 to October 1, 2017.

The goal of MIBFF is to break stereotypes, shine a spotlight on and celebrate black culture and educate people of the struggles, history and cultural wealth of Black people. 

Blink and you will miss it as this 5 day festival is quite compact. You don’t want to miss it. The 13th edition features 66 films hailing from 25 different countries like South Africa, Haiti, Canada, the U.K., the Bahamas, Brazil, and Dominican Republic. Most of the films will be screened at the Imperial Cinema, Cinema du Parc, Annexe Judith-Jasmin, UQAM (the former NFB Cinema), and the Hall Theatre at Concordia University. 

Beginning with the opening night and film on September 27, at the Imperial Cinema there will be Madla Dube’s film Kalulashi, which is the story of Solomon Mahlangu, a South African social activist.

Grab your tickets before it’s too late!

Things will wrap up on October 1 with the Jose Maria Cabral film Carpinteros. A film about Julian and what he tries to accomplish in the Dominican Republic. The film will screen at the Hall Theatre at Concordia University. 

Beside the films there will also be an array of special events with discussions of films, special talks and film-making workshops.

I’ll leave the last word to them: “The MIBFF wants to deal with issues and present works that raise questions, that provoke, that make us smile, that leave us perplexed, that shock us ” – MIBFF.

Full program and tickets: www.montrealblackfilm.com

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