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As a Black American woman, I am a product of the atrocities the US has perpetrated against Black people. Inspired by a lack of knowledge of my own family history due to state-sanctioned violence, I wanted to delve into the larger conversation of Black history being erased. "And Don’t Forget I Love You" uses archival footage to showcase Black people’s longstanding presence in film despite eighty percent of Black silent films being “lost." Through my film, I illustrate how lack of knowledge regarding Black silent film history is a microcosm of our history being erased and destroyed by white people.

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