Film: More Than a Month

Mar 19, 2013, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Milky Way

Shukree Hassan Tilghman, a young African-American filmmaker, goes on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month. During this thought-provoking and humorous journey, he explores what the treatment of history tells us about race and equality.

ROOTS (Reshaping Our Opinions Through Sharing) invites students, staff, and faculty to a screening of More Than a Month. During this hour-long film, Shukree Hassan Tilghman opens a conversation about Black History Month that explores facets of history, education, racial identity, and commercialism. He journeys to all corners of the United States, exploring these ideas among different generations, ethnic and cultural circles, and even performs a sociological experiment with the help of a professor. Through the lens of Black History Month, More Than A Month evokes a complex picture of how the U.S. has changed in terms of racial equality, how much more it has to grow, and how it feels to stand in this time and wonder, "How do we grow from here to there?"

Discussion to follow.

Posted by Student Activities ( on Mar 14, 2013 at 10:07 AM

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