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MoCADA PICKS | Film + TV

Watch List

Need to make an upgrade to your Black cinema watchlist? Here’s a growing list of our favorite films and “tv” shows across the African diaspora. Selections made by MoCADA Staff, board and guest curators.

Updated regularly.

 

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Title: Sam Jay: 3 in the Morning
Creator: Sam J
Selected by: Amy Andrieux + Run P.

Title: Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn
Creator: Muta’Ali Muhammad
Selected by: Run P. + Amy Andrieux

Title: I May Destroy You
Creator: Michaela Coel
Selected by: All

Title: 8:46
Creator: Dave Chappelle
Selected by: Run P. + Moctar Diarra

Title: Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
Creator: Stanley Nelson
Selected by: Grey Stricker

Title: In Search of Voodoo: Roots to Heaven
Creator: Djimon Hounsou
Selected by: Run P. + Amy Andrieux

Title: ReMastered: The Lion’s Share
Creator: Sam Cullman
Selected by: Amy Andrieux

Title: Blood & Water
Creator: Nosipho Duma
Selected by: Khethiwe Mnganga

Title: Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror 
Creator: Xavier Burgin
Selected by: Macy Rajacich

Title: The Remix: Hip hop x Fashion
Creator: Lisa Cortés and Farah X
Selected by: Laura Walton

Title: Black Girl
Creator: Ousmane Sembéne
Selected by: Amy Andrieux

Title: Pelo Malo
Creator: Mariana Rondón
Selected by: Laura Walton

Title: La Haine (The Hate)
Creator: Mathieu Kassovitz
Selected by: Run P.

Title: The Proud Family
Creator: Doreen Spicer, Bruce W. Smith
Selected by: Macy Rajacich

Title: The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel
Creators: Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige and Missy Elliott
Selected by: Amy Andrieux

Title: The Learning Tree
Creator: Gordon Parks
Selected by: Amy Andrieux

Title: Bablyon
Creator: Franco Rosso
Selected by: Amy Andrieux 

Title: Imperial Dreams
Creator: Malik Booth
Selected by: Khethiwe Mnganga

Title: Sankofa
Creator: Haile Gerima
Selected by: Laura Walton

Title: Blackkklansman
Creator: Spike Lee
Selected by: Khethiwe Mnganga

Title: Burial of Kojo
Creator: Blitz the Ambassador
Selected by: Amy Andrieux

Title: Dayveon
Creators: Amman Abbasi and Steven Reneau
Selected by: Run P.

Title: Jezebel
Creator: Numa Perrier
Selected by: Run P.

Title: South Side
Creators: Michael Blieden, Diallo Riddle, Bashir Salahuddin
Selected by: Run P.

Title: Dutchman
Creator: Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones)
Selected by: Diamond  Marie Gonzalez

Title: Watchmen (tv series)
Creators: Damon Lindelof
Selected by: All

Title: Sorry to Bother You
Creator: Boots Riley
Selected by: Lindsey Norward + Moctar Diarra

Title: Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus)
Creators: Marcel Camus
Selected by: Amy Andrieux

Title: Random Acts of Flyness
Creator: Terence Nance
Selected by: All

Title: Black AF: Black Farmers
Creators: Stacey Muhammad, Michael A. Pinckney and Marc Lamont Hill
Selected by: Amy Andrieux

Title: On My Block
Creators: Lauren Iungerich, Eddie Gonzalez, Jeremy Haft
Selected by: Laura Walton

Title: Bamboozled
Creator: Spike Lee
Selected by: Diamond Marie Gonzalez

Title: Atlantique (Atlantics)
Creator: Mati Diop
Selected by: Audrey Lyall

Title: Insecure
Creator: Issa Rae
Selected by: Lindsey Norward

Title: Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take One
Creator: William Greaves
Selected by: Macy Rajacich

Title: Queen Sono
Creator: Kagiso Lediga
Selected by: Amy Andrieux

Title: They’ve Gotta Have Us
Creator: Simon Frederick
Selected by: Run P.

Title: Who Killed Malcolm X?
Creator: Abdur-Rahman Muhammad
Selected by: Moctar Diarra

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