Date of Degree


Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name



Data Analysis & Visualization


Aucher Serr

Subject Categories

Africana Studies | Broadcast and Video Studies | Critical and Cultural Studies | Mass Communication | Social Justice | Social Media


critical media studies, film history, web scraping


The goal of my project was to create a dataset of black film that can be used for analysis of fiscal trends in black film. It includes the estimated budget, domestic and worldwide box office numbers for over 700 American black films. I defined black films as those that centered on African American stories and African American characters, or were made by Black filmmakers. I also included movies embraced by African American audiences that were made by non-Black filmmakers like Bad Boys, Django Unchained, and The Color Purple. I used a combination of Box Office Mojo, The Black Cinema Database, Rotten Tomatoes, and the database to create my dataset. The github repository can be found here

Capstone-main (1).zip (1757 kB)
Zip file containing content of GitHub repository at time of deposit