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Film: Curators of Hip-Hop

February 6, 2015

Inspired by a motivation to preserve hip hop culture and its artists, Curators of Hip Hop narrates a tour through the lives of five “dreamers” looking to make a mark in the hip hop world. These accounts are coast-to-coast, and even across water.

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NFB Celebrates Black History Month for Kids

February 7- 8, 2015

A series of short films for kids that speak to the past generations of activists, fighters, survivors and ordinary folk who make up Afro-Canada’s rich history.

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Film: Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise

February 7, 2015

No artist embodies the idea of Afrofuturism more than Sun Ra, and an investigation of Afrofuturistic arts would be incomplete without his presence. Join us for a screening of the documentary, Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise.

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Film: African Triple Feature

February 7, 2015

Three films – two of which are Canadian premieres – explore the connection between North America and Africa and the futures predicted, possible and dreamed up: 100% Dakar, Electric Roots and Fantastic Man.

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Film: Coming Back for More

February 8, 2015

A documentary about pioneering musician, Sly Stone. In 2002, director/musician Willem Alkema began to look for Sly Stone. Two years later he found Stone living in a house on a dead end street on a hill just outside Los Angeles. Stone didn't want to be filmed, but the director didn't give up and eventually followed the musician as he took his first steps on stage since the '70s.

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