Published in The Concordian.
Black Film Festival gives new meaning to the term “moving picture”
The 2014 Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF) wrapped up over the weekend, leaving patrons and aspiring filmmakers in anticipation of next year’s program. The festival screened nearly 100 independent films from around the world, many of which exposed festivalgoers to unfamiliar, and often uncomfortable, social commentary. But the chilling themes of racial exploitation and gender violence that pervaded these MIBFF films were meant to move viewers, and inspire them to combat social injustice.
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Spike Lee received MIBFF inaugural Pioneer Award in recognition of his body of work. Photo: Sofia Misenheimer