Join the Online Conversation About Black History Month

Sat, 01/28/2012 - 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Watch More Than A Month online, and then weigh in on the issue.

More Than A Month is part of WXXI's Community Cimena series, and will screen at WXXI's studios on February 12, 2012. But, you can see the film online and join in a conversation when it premieres in New York City at Schomburg Center on Saturday, January 28 at 4 p.m. The exciting discussion will be streamed live on Facebook at http://facebook.com/BlackPublicMedia!

In collaboration with BlackPublicMedia.org, Firelight Media and Columbia University's Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS), the Schomburg is proud to present this provocative new film by African-American filmmaker, Shukree Tilghman. The filmboldly asks us all to examine the reasoning behind Black History Month, a broad and layered conversation we hope to engage you on in person and online - a live screening and panel discussion that boldly asks, is Black History Month a thing of the past? Through a challenging, complex, and often comedic journey, More than a Month explores what the treatment of history tells us about race and equality in “post-racial” America.
 
After the screening, the audience is invited to join media personality Amanda Seales as she leads a conversation with Shukree Hassan Tilghman, Schomburg Director Khalil Gibran Muhammad and filmmaker Sharon LaCruise (Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock) about the issues the films invites us all to consider. 

More than a Month is funded in part by NBPC and supported through the Firelight Media Producers' Lab, and will air on PBS on February 16, 2012. Please check your local listings.