Best Books of the Month Shop Costumes Learn more nav_sap_plcc_6M_fly_beacon $5 Albums All-New Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote Subscribe & Save Introducing Handmade New Kitchen Scale from AmazonBasics Amazon Gift Card Offer hog hog hog  Amazon Echo Starting at $49.99 Kindle Voyage  McCartney Shop Now Retro Toys Deal
Buy New
  • List Price: $24.99
  • You Save: $9.47 (38%)
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
Independent Lens: More Th... has been added to your Cart
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $0.69
Learn More
Trade in now
Other Sellers on Amazon
Lowest price: Used - Good
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: jayaramaster
Seller Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (1919)
Add to Cart
Buy New
+ $3.99 shipping
Buy New
+ $3.99 shipping
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Independent Lens: More Than a Month

1 customer review

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
Amazon Price
New from Used from
(Jan 29, 2013)
"Please retry"
$9.75 $3.98

Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & TV shows included with Prime. Start your free trial
$15.52 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.

Editorial Reviews

Shukree Hassan Tilghman, a young African-American filmmaker, sets out on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month. Through this thoughtful and humorous journey, he explores what the treatment of history tells us about race and equality in a "post-racial" America.

Product Details

  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Pbs (Direct)
  • DVD Release Date: January 29, 2013
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #140,102 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Director Tilghman is a black Michael Moore - providing thought-provoking questions with a bit of self-deprecating humor. DVD has 15 minutes of outtakes.

This 2011 documentary may have aired on PBS last year- or it may be airing next month (February 2013) as part of Black History Month - but it's making it's home video debut on January 29, 2013. And what a timely piece!

Though it's rare important for a reviewer to state their ethnic heritage in a review, I feel it helpful to state that I am not an African-American. I found the "question" raided by documentary filmmaker Shukee Hassan Tilghman - Should we end Black History Month (and make it part of the core history programs in American history in school curriculum)? - a fascinating one. Here was a young (he appears to be in his late 20s) black man who is asking the question. As he interviews his parents and heads to New York, Atlanta and Philadelphia to do interviews, he questions his own question. The first part of the film - where he sets out to have people sign petitions in Times Square reminds me a lot of Michael Moore's films. Both are self-narrated. It gets a bit more serious - but not mundane - as the 54-minute film continues. I certainly enjoyed it and at gave me "food for thought".

The DVD has seven "deleted scenes" - each running about 2-minutes. One titled "Good, Bad and Ugly History" obviously had to be excised for public TV showing. It features a black woman who collects the often-shocking racist advertising images that were produced in the early 20th Century. This is one deleted scene that I recommend that any parent of a child under 12 years old preview first - before showing to their child. There needs to be an discussion as to why these images existed.
Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Independent Lens: More Than a Month
This item: Independent Lens: More Than a Month
Price: $15.52
Ships from and sold by

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: black independent films