Black Cinema is an important way for us as a people to learn about our heritage and shared experiences. Here are 5 films that have personally touched me as a black woman and a human being on this planet. If you haven’t seen the movies below, I encourage you to check them out and if you have seen them, let me know in the comments below.

xoxo C. Diva

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The Color Purple

Yes, I’m starting with one of the most iconic black films ever produced, created from one of my favorite texts by Alice Walker. There is a cast of strong female actors, there are themes of sexuality, blackness and feminism and it’s still one of my all time favorite films. Watch the movie, read the book.