The African American Film Critics Association revealed on Thursday that it has teamed up with Delta Air Lines to curate a collection of films celebrating Black History Month.
The movies in the collection include If Beale Street Could Talk, The Five Heartbeats, Dreamgirls, Shaft, The Best Man, School Daze, Friday, Dear White People, Crooklyn, The Wood, Sarafina! and more. The films will be available in-flight for Delta customers.
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“In-flight movies offer a great way to discover titles that were previously unknown to me,” says AAFCA president Gil Robertson. “Over the years, I have been introduced to phenomenal stories that broadened my point of view about different people and cultures from around the world. It is my hope that Delta passengers will enjoy a similar experience from our collection, which provides a showcase for the richness of Black-themed stories.”
The AAFCA, the largest group of Black film critics globally, said it worked with Delta’s in-flight entertainment team and BOLD, Delta’s Black Community Business Resource Group, to select films that encompass a wide range of genres and narratives.
“Delta seeks to be a champion of diversity through meaningful in-flight entertainment content and elevate the onboard offering with thoughtful, value-driven curation,” says Catherine McDaniel, lead content curator of movies for Delta Studio. “Delta is thrilled to partner with AAFCA for this special collection to help us highlight underrepresented voices during Black History Month, and all year round.”
The collection is set to debut in early February and will be available on Delta flights throughout the month.
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