Friday, February 17, 2012

29 Days Every Four Years

Last night we had the pleasure of discovering, via the miracle of channel surfing, a really good documentary from PBS's Independent Lens series.

More Than a Month charts the year-long journey of "Shukree Hassan Tilghman, a 29-year-old African American filmmaker ... on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month"

The film explores all manner of ideas about what our alleged "post-racial" life in modern America means and doesn't mean. Tilghman's analytical and even self-critical approach is ideal for triggering conversation afterwards. Or you can just ask questions directly to the screen. Chances are it won't answer.

Watch the whole thing free online here.