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5 Netflix Streaming Titles You May Not Know Are Available & May Want To Check Out (10/18/13)

Shadow and Act By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act October 18, 2013 at 4:57PM

To reiterate a suggestion I previously made, if you're a filmmaker/producer/distributor reading this, and your film is streaming on Netflix, please let me know. Netflix unfortunately doesn't have what I feel should be a more efficient search/sort method, and it can be quite a chore trying to find something worth watching. So, help me out if you can.
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Nine Muses

2 - The Nine Muses, from award-winning Ghanaian-born Brit director, John Akomfrah, is now more accessible than ever before!

The experimental film, a past S&A highlight, is an allegorical fable divided into overlapping musical chapters, and retells the history of mass migration to post-war Britain through the suggestive lens of Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey.

A little background on Akomfrah for those unaware (although his name has come up many times on this blog, most recently for his latest work, The Stuart Hall Project) - originally from Accra, Ghana, Akomfrah moved to the UK as a child. He studied art and sociology in college. At 28, he made his seminal film, Handsworth (1986), about racial and civil strife of 1980s Britain, and has since made 16+ other films, including Seven Songs for Malcolm X (1993), Martin Luther King: Days of Hope (1997) and The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong (1999).

In 1982, he co-founded the Black Audio Film Collective, with the objectives of addressing issues of Black British identity.

If you've never seen a John Akomfrah film, consider this your introduction:

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