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Black History Film Festival starts today

The acclaimed film festival and student competition returns for the eighth year.
Credit: Black History Film Festival

EAST POINT, Ga. — The Black History film festival makes it's way to Atlanta this weekend. Started by Fulton County Commissioner Marvin Arrington, Jr. back in 2011, The primary objective has been to showcase Black contributions in film and to broaden the audience’s perspectives about African American narratives throughout American history.

The festival screens documentaries of significant and unsung historical Black figures during Black History Month. In 2016, the festival incorporated an essay and film contest component to the schedule. The competition is open to any high school student attending a Fulton County high school. The essay and film competition winners are subject to cash prizes.

This year’s film line-up also includes the documentary about District 5’s own, Congressman John Lewis (who is also a presenter at this year’s Academy Awards on Sunday).

The remaining films are as follows:
I Am Not Your Negro (Featured Screening)
A Little Girls
John Lewis: Get in the Way
Finding Oprah's Roots
One Person, One Vote: The Election of President Nelson Mandela
Murder of Emmett Till
Only the Ball Was White

For more information about this highly anticipated event, click the links below:
Atlanta: https://2019BHFFSE.eventbrite.com
East Point: https://2019BHFFEP.eventbrite.com
South Fulton: https://2019BHFFSW.eventbrite.com

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