Directed by Black Canadian filmmakers

This is an attempt to collect a list of films directed by Black Canadian filmmakers. It is a work in progress, please suggest films and I will add them.

A couple of collections where some of the films are available for free, but I encourage you to rent/purchase and support the filmmakers if you are able to.

The National Film Board of Canada: Black Community collection:
www.nfb.ca/subjects/cultural-diversity-and-multiculturalism/black-community/

The National Film Board of Canada: African Origins collection:
www.nfb.ca/subjects/cultural-diversity-and-multiculturalism/african-origins/

Please see this oral history of the Black Film and Video Network in Canada for the pioneers:
www.cbc.ca/arts/an-oral-history-of-the-black-film-and-video-network-1.5559797

Films not on Letterboxd yet:

1990s
No Choices (Christene Browne, 1991)
Against the Tides: The Jones Family (Hymn to freedom Series) (Sylvia Hamilton, 1994)
Citizen…

  • 9/11 Kids
  • Stand!
  • Pick
  • Measure
  • Nancy's Workshop
  • Our Dance of Revolution
  • HERO Inspired by the Extraordinary Life & Times of Mr. Ulric Cross
  • Cool Black North
  • Mr. Jane and Finch
  • Traveling While Black
  • Love Jacked
  • Invisible Essence: The Little Prince
  • Mahalia Melts in the Rain
  • Brown Girl Begins
  • Trouble Sleeping
  • SuperFly
  • Take Light
  • Black Cop
  • The Drop-In
  • Bring It On: Worldwide #Cheersmack
  • In the Name of All Canadians
  • It Takes A Riot: Race, Rebellion, Reform
  • Unarmed Verses
  • Rivolta
  • The Skin We're In
  • Walk Good
  • Giants of Africa
  • Vortex
  • Center Stage: On Pointe
  • Jean of the Joneses
  • Whitewash
  • Mount Misery
  • Consent: HIV non-disclosure and sexual assault law
  • Across the Line
  • A New Year
  • The Book of Negroes
  • Ripples
  • Making Movie History: Sylvia Hamilton
  • MacPherson
  • Stain
  • Women on the Move
  • The Railpath Hero
  • The Portrait
  • With Jeff
  • Home Again
  • Positive Women: Exposing Injustice
  • 100 Musicians
  • Beat the World
  • Beat the World
  • The National Parks Project
  • High Chicago
  • We Are One
  • Exit 67
  • Mighty Jerome
  • The Colour of Beauty
  • Guns
  • Nurse.Fighter.Boy
  • Invisible City
  • In Between/Entre deux
  • Fire and Fury
  • How She Move
  • Toronto Stories
  • A Winter Tale
  • Poor Boy's Game
  • 24 Days in Brooks
  • Where I Belong
  • The Little Black School House
  • Une école sans frontières
  • Lie with Me
  • Hardwood
  • Mama
  • Tales of Sand and Snow
  • Urda/Bone
  • Love, Sex, and Eating the Bones
  • Short Hymn, Silent War
  • Witness: A Deathly Silence
  • Barbara James
  • The Journey of Lesra Martin
  • A Way Out
  • Raisin' Kane: A Rapumentary
  • Turn It Up
  • Love Come Down
  • Black Soul
  • Speakers for the Dead
  • Journey to Justice
  • Portia White: Think On Me
  • Christopher Changes His Name
  • Another Planet
  • Love Songs
  • Hard Time: The David Milgaard Story
  • No More Secrets
  • Welcome to Africville
  • Sand
  • The Planet of Junior Brown
  • Peggy Su!
  • Derrière l'image, un portrait de Sylvie Bélanger
  • The Road Taken
  • The Pendulum
  • Soul Survivor
  • Rude