US Embassy celebrates Black History Month
In honour of Black History Month, the United States Embassy in Windhoek will be screening movies each Friday during February, which celebrate African Americans.
The movies will be screened at the American Cultural Centre, which is situated on the 3rd floor of the Sanlam Building, Independence Avenue.
On 3 February, you can catch Race, a 2016 biographical sports drama film about African American athlete Jesse Owens, who won a record-breaking four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.
Where Children Play will screen on 10 February. It follows the story of a young woman, who is forced to face her childhood demons, when she returns home to care for her ailing abusive father.
On 17 February, Selma will be aired, which is a chronicle of Martin Luther King’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via a march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.
Against The Grain will air on 17 February. It chronicles the story of a young man from the inner-city, who goes to college to become a neurosurgeon. When he arrives at a crossroads, he’s forced to choose between his past and his future.
For more information call (061) 229801. Black history month is an annual observance in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated annually in February.