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The Black Candle

4 Jan 2009

Narrated by Maya Angelou, The Black Candle is a timely illumination on why the seven principles of Kwanzaa (unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith) are so important to people of African descent today. Looking closely at the pan African celebration Kwanzaa, The Black Candle traces the holiday's growth out of the black power movement in the 1960s to its present-day reality as a global event embraced by over 40 million people.

Dir MK Asante, US 2008, 71 mins

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