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Milwaukee Film taps past, passion for Black History Month

Jan 29, 2021 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Wisconsin)

There are a lot of stories to tell during Black History Month, especially uplifting ones. That's the approach Milwaukee Film and its Black Lens program took in putting together its third annual Black History Month lineup.

"When you're chronicling the Black experience ... you don't want to fall into the trap of the tropes of pain and misery," said Geraud Blanks, director of cultures and communities for Milwaukee Film.

Because of safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, this ...