Black History Month: Top Black Directors You Should Know
Ava Duvernay and Ryan Coogler are just two of the black directors that will soon be household names.
Despite significant progress and a 2013 riddled with successful films from black filmmakers, the film industry can still be homogenous and polarizing.
From the first black director Oscar Micheaux, to the most infamous, Spike Lee, black directors have always been tasked with positively portraying the black experience on screen, especially when white directors failed to do so.
Steve McQueen, Tyler Perry and John Singleton are just a few of the groundbreaking directors that have changed the film industry, but Loop21 would like to celebrate the lesser-known black filmmakers that are using their craft to make a difference.