With films, by, for, and featuring people of color still having a hard time getting the green light from Hollywood, outlets like the upcoming 21st annual Black Harvest Film Festival serve as a much-needed avenue to showcase the diversity of the Black experience.
Though the fest will feature an array of comedy, drama, documentaries and more, according to event co-found Sergio Mims, fans can expect a bit more of a serious tone than years past.
“This year’s line-up is more politically and socially conscious than in previous years,” Mims told rogetebert.com. “A large part of that is because of today’s politically charged environment that we are in, and filmmakers are responding to that, making their voices heard.”
Here are five films not to be missed at this year’s Black Harvest Film Fest.