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Duration: 94 Minutes

Hamilton Black Film Festival | The Myth of the Black Woman

The Myth of the Black Woman is a feature-length documentary that explores the images of Black women in society, from the hypersexual Jezebel to the lovable Nurse to the sassy “Bitch.” Experts say the Black community is the minority most affected by stereotypical images created centuries ago. Black women, all acclaimed leaders in their fields, tell of the challenges such representations bring to their lives. Their compelling stories are supported by never-before-seen archival footage from the 1800s to the present day.

Engulf in the empowering and timeless jazz music of rising-star singer Dominique Fils-Aimé, winner of numerous prestigious awards including a Juno, the feature documentary gives voice to 21 protagonists who share their inspiring and passionate stories. Coming from different backgrounds and generations, these women – experts, artists, intellectuals, activists – offer a poignant portrait of what it means to be a Black woman in the 21st century.