In the spirit of Women’s History Month, we’ve compiled five films that will awaken the spirit of sisterhood within you. The relationship between women can be complicated. The history and experiences of African-American women is a unique story that can inspire if conveyed correctly.
In a world where the contributions of black women often go unnoticed, Women’s History Month and every day for that matter is an opportunity to showcase our complex, rich, and rewarding journeys.
See which five movies will ignite your sense of women’s empowerment.
A Wrinkle in Time
Due to be released on March 9th, this film is centered around a young girl named Meg Murry ventures into outer space to find her missing father. Meg, one of the focal characters is interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Science – a field that is lacking the presence of Black women.
Waiting to Exhale
Released in 1995 and based on Terry McMillan’s novel of the same name, this movie takes us through the chronicles of four African-American women as their experience love, loss, challenges, and happiness.
Hidden Figures was released in 2016. It showcases the story of four black mathematicians who held pivotal yet underrated roles at NASA during the earlier years of their space program.
Introduced to viewers just this year, Black Panther spotlights a fictional African country which is technologically advanced and without colonization. One of the many gems to take away from the plot is the spotlight of Dora Milaje – the all-female army in charge of protecting the king T’Challa.
Released on October 8, 1975, Mahogany tells the story of an ambitious woman who works her way up from salesgirl to fashion designer and the perils she experiences therein.