February may be the shortest months compared to the others. However, it is such a huge month for the culture of pop. The Super Bowl, Grammys, NBA All-Star Weekend, and The Academy or Oscar are all in this month. But, do not distracted by all of those huge events. There is another major event to be celebrated. It is Black History Day. Black History Day is defined as the annual celebration by black Americans. It is like a celebration of the achievements by black Americans and the time to recognize the central of the role of African Americans in the history of the United States.
There are many ways that can you do to observe the Black History Month. Watching movies about the black experience or black documentaries on Netflix can be the most fun one.
Here are some black documentaries on Netflix that can you stream for Back History Month. This list are recommended by some online movie communities.
The first best black documentaries on Netflix is entitled 13th. 13th is an American movies directed by Ava DuVernay. This documentary was made in the year of 2016. 13th tells about some issues such as intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in United States. The director of the movie opens the fact that 25% of the world’s population are jailed. The slaevry has become the worst one since the end of the American Civil War. 13th was nominated as the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 89th Oscars.
The second one is Barry. This movie tells about the life story of Barack Obama. It is the documentary one. As you know, Barrack Obama is the 44th President of the United States. He is considered as the first black president of the United States. Therefore, there are many stories related to this president. Those stories include his childhood, his teenage, until his adulthood. However, the story is more focused on his journey in the politic field. The process of becoming the president of the United States is not that easy and has many obstacles. Barry movie was directed by Vikram Gandhi and the scenario was written by Adam Mansbach.
The next one is Hip Hop Evolution. Hip Hip Evolution is such a documentary series about Hip Hop. The documentary was created by the team behind Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey. It is also hosted by Shad Kabango, a rapper. In this documentary series, you can watch the interviews with some influential MCs, DJs, and moguls from the 1970s to the 1990s. Some of the musicians are DJ Kool Herc, Run-D. M. C. Public Enemy, and N. W. A. Actually, this series was aired on HBO. If you missed it out, you can watch the entire documentary series on Netflix.
Other black documentaries on Netflix that worth to check are What Happened, Miss Simone?, The Black Power Mixtape, 1967-1975, The Black Jacket, Trevor Noah; African American, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Beast of No Nation, Tangerine, Fruitvale Station, and so on.