Independent Lens: More Than a Month 2011 PG CC

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Shukree Hassan Tilghman, a 29-year-old African American filmmaker, goes on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month.

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54 minutes

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Genres Documentary
Director Shukree Tilghman
Studio PBS
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By cowpie on April 24, 2012
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I very much enjoyed this short documentary. It was funny, entertaining and very enlightening. I have been thinking along the same lines about race for some time and as a white man I feel that I do not have the credibility or "black card" as Tilghman mentions to say anything. Great movie, I hope to see Shukree Tilghman in future documentaries and I wish him the best of luck. In summary: awesome documentary, eye-opening, and I would recommend it to anyone (17+, to understand the deeper content/ social issues).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Charles Charpentier on September 30, 2014
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I'm white. I grew up in the Chicago suburbs with a mother who taught by example that all are created equal, and a father who, though he treated people with respect (and hired any good worker), was a closet racist. In his defence I need to say that he wasn't hateful toward any race; he just thought that blacks and Mexicans were lesser beings. Strange.

This film is a thoroughly enjoyable piece. It is tight and concise, with great pacing and direction. Kudos to the director and/or editor of this great film.

I love the subtle humor in this film.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ms Jones on August 12, 2013
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I really enjoyed this film, I have had similar feelings about the celbration of Black History Month and came to the the conclusion that it is necessary and though it may be lacking, as a parent I need ensure I teach my child about people whom I feel my significant contributions to the American way of life every month and not just the few they are exposed to in school during during this to, Martin Luther King, Fredrick Douglas, Harriet Tubman, George Washington Carver...etc The film was great and I have recommened it to my friends to check out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sunday Cummins on September 15, 2014
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Should be required viewing in high school - even 8th grade. As we study argument writing for the Common Core - this turns what we traditionally teach right side up. You may start out thinking you know what your side of an argument is - but with research and critical thinking, your position may shift or your understanding of the issue may, hopefully, deepen. LOVED THIS!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Leelo on May 5, 2014
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A great addition to my Civil Rights unit in US History; the guiding question of which is: To what level have Americans embraced the ideals of the Civil Rights Movement? Really helped students to get to higher level of thinking and evaluating. (I got "thank yous" for showing in class.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By jimmy on March 10, 2012
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This is a profoundly American film, about an American issue, and the film does what a great film does, it makes us care, think, and question.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Lawrence Henry Jr on October 3, 2013
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Wonderful film. Forces us to consider the things we thought we knew! Everyone should take a look at this film!
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By Jack on August 10, 2013
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This is a very good movie. I am surprised at how good it was. I would definitely recommend the movie to a friend or anyone I know.
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