Black History Month 2024: Film Playlists & Lesson Plans

February 13, 2024

For Black History Month, Out In Schools has curated a playlist of films that showcase stories at the intersection of Black and 2SLGBTQIA+ identity. They include a short documentary EQ about local DJ Orene Askew (aka DJ O Show) of the Squamish Nation, a narrative short Anemone about a non-binary teen Anemio exploring gender amidst their Christian immigrant family, and a new short documentary MnM about chosen siblings and performers Mermaid and Milan Garçon (MnM) in the New York ballroom scene.

To access these films and others, educators can register to join our free Film Catalogue.


EQ (6 min)

This documentary follows Orene Askew, also known as DJ O Show, a local Two Spirit DJ and instructor from the Squamish nation, as she shares the importance of representation, being proud of where you come from, and celebrating your unique differences.

Grade 5+

Watch

Anemone (17 min)

Non-binary teen Anemio finds respite from her conservative Christian family at the marine livestock shop where they work, comforted by the anemone and hermaphroditic marine creatures.

Grade 8+

Watch

MnM (15 min)

Chosen siblings Mermaid and Milan Garçon find community and belonging in New York’s ballroom scene.

Grade 10+

Watch

If you made use of these resources, we would love to hear how your lessons went and any other feedback! Get in touch with us at info@outinschools.com.

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