February is the shortest months of the year. However, it is such a huge one for the world of pop culture. The big events are all in this month. Including Super Bowl, Grammys, NBA All-Star Weekend, and The Academy or Oscar. Let’s all to not distracted by all of those huge events. There is another important one to be celebrated. This one is Black History Day. Black History Day is known as the annual celebration by black Americans. This event is like a celebration of the achievements by black Americans. It is also the time to recognize the central of the role of African Americans in the history of the United States.
You can do a lot of things to observe the Black History Month. Watching movies is one of them. Watching movies about the black experience or black documentaries on Netflix is the fun way to learn about the black history. Here is the list of some black documentaries on Netflix that can you stream for Back History Month.
The first best black documentaries on the list is 13th. 13th is counted as one of the American movies. This one was directed by Ava DuVernay. This documentary was created in the year of 2016. The movie focuses on some issues such as intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in United States. The director of the movie highlights the fact that 25% of the world’s population are jailed. The slavery has become the common thing since the end of the American Civil War. As the achievements, 13th was nominated as the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 89th Oscars.
The second one is entitled Barry. This movie is about the life story of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States. As you probably know, Barry is his nickname. This one is the documentary one. Barack Obama is was selected as the first black president of the United States. As the president of one of the biggest countries in this entire world, his life story can attract a lot of people. There are many stories related to him, including his childhood, his teenage, until his adulthood. However, in this movie, you can see that the story is focused more on his journey in the politic field. You might agree that the process of becoming the president of the United States is not easy. Barry movie was directed by Vikram Gandhi and written by Adam Mansbach.
The next one that you can try to watch is Hip Hop Evolution. Hip Hip Evolution is known as a documentary series about Hip Hop. This one was created by the team behind Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey. Hip Hop evolution is also hosted by a rapper named Shad Kabango. This documentary series features the interviews of some influential MCs, DJs, and moguls from the 1970s to the 1990s. Some of them are DJ Kool Herc, Run-D. M. C. Public Enemy, and N. W. A. Actually, this series was aired on HBO for the first time. In case you missed it out, this documentary series can be watched entirely on Netflix.