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Changing history with filmmaking: here are 10 movies you probably didn’t know were directed by black filmmakers

Get Out

Get Out is a product and the first horror movie by film director, Jordan Peele. The film, which starred Daniel Kaluuya, played out his paranoia about his girlfriend, which materializes when he discovers her wealthy parents were considering trading his body to the highest bidder. Jordan etched his name in the history books with Get Out in 2018 by winning Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, making him the first Black filmmaker to achieve such a feat, according to mental floss.

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