52 Films by People of Color

Doing the #52FilmsByWomen challenge in 2016 was an interesting experience, I've decided to carry on in the spirit of supporting directors from marginalized groups and watch 52 films by people of color in 2017.

Some sub-challenges I'm setting for myself:
- no more than 10 Japanese films (4/10)
- no more than 21 films with English as the primary language (10/21)
- at least 2 blaxploitation films (0/2)
- at least 2 Hong Kong action films (2/2)
- at least 3 indigenous directors (1/3)
- at least 5 new releases (3/5)
- at least 10 female directors (4/10)

The films I've seen in their entirety start with After Life. Films listed before are ones I hope to see this year and ones I partially watched.

Films not on Letterboxd:
"Vessel Wrestling," dir. Lisa Yu
"Open Mind," dir. Mansa Johnson & Omar N'diaye

Read notes
  • The 33
  • Belle
  • Bessie
  • Monsoon Wedding
  • Water
  • Chicken with Plums
  • Beyond the Lights
  • Talk to Me
  • Night Catches Us
  • Song of the Exile
  • Middle of Nowhere
  • Rhymes for Young Ghouls
  • Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner
  • The Sapphires
  • Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
  • Cotton Comes to Harlem
  • Police Story
  • The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
  • The Glass Castle
  • Where Is Kyra?
  • Mudbound
  • Where Is My Friend's House?
  • The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting
  • Salaam Cinema
  • Castaway on the Moon
  • The Second Mother
  • 3-Iron
  • Ten
  • Hippy Porn
  • Lemonade
  • After Life
  • Baadasssss!
  • In the Bathtub of the World
  • Wolf Children
  • I Am a Sex Addict
  • The Devil's Backbone
  • Yeelen
  • My Josephine
  • The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
  • The Battle Wizard
  • Chungking Express
  • The Mirror
  • Stray Dog
  • The Five Venoms
  • Poison for the Fairies
  • Tongues Untied
  • Woman in Deep
  • Deidra & Laney Rob a Train
  • Kokoa
  • I Am Not Your Negro
  • Sink & Rise
  • Get Out
  • Okja
  • She's Gotta Have It
  • The Door