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Trailer For 'Stealing Africa' - 2nd Of 8 Internationally-Released Documentaries On World Poverty

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  • November 5, 2012 3:08 PM
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Preview Olu Odebunmi's Kenya-Set Thriller 'Mzungu' ('White Man')

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  • November 5, 2012 2:34 PM
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Another indie feature film to look out for in the next year or so...

Principal Photography Wraps On South African Family Drama 'Felix!' ('Billy Elliott w/ Cape jazz')

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  • November 5, 2012 2:00 PM
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From the press release... Filmming has wrapped in Cape Town, South Africa on the new South African family feature film, Felix! which features an all-star cast that includes Joburg-born Oscar-nominee Dame Janet Suzman in her first South African film; South African Film and Television Award (SAFTA) Best Actress winner Linda Sokhulu in her feature film debut; and newcomer Hlayani Mabasa, who was cast in the title role from over 400 auditions across the country.

Review: 'The Central Park Five' Is An Informative, Infuriating Affirmation Of America's Racial Animus

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  • November 5, 2012 1:24 PM
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This is less of a traditional review, and more of a lament.

Watch Informative, Colorful Short Doc 'Haute Caribe: The World of Trinidad & Tobago Fashion'

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  • November 5, 2012 12:55 PM
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For you fashionistas (or wannabes), here's a new, fun, colorful, informative short documentary on T&T fashion, titled Haute Caribe: The World of Trinidad & Tobago Fashion.

John Singleton, Paramount Settle Suit + The Dead Spike Lee-Directed Tracy Morgan Concert Film

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  • November 5, 2012 12:34 PM
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A follow-up to post on the John Singleton/Paramount Studios/MTV Films $20 million lawsuit.

AFM News: Feature Doc On Kenyan Men Who Earn Living 'Servicing' White Female Sex tourists

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  • November 5, 2012 12:04 PM
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You'll recall Austrian filmmaker Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise franchise of films, which follows 3 individual though interconnected stories of 3 women in love in 3 different locations, which will be released as three separate feature films, instead of 1 -  Paradise: Love, Paradise: Faith and Paradise: Hope. The franchise was picked up for USA distribution by Strand Releasing, with a 2013 debut for all three films planned, starting in the first quarter.

'Downton Abbey' Creator Julian Fellowes Considering Adding Black Characters To Hit Series

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  • November 5, 2012 11:39 AM
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This might be the very first time we've ever written anything about Downton Abbey on this website, and I'm sure you can figure out why.

Ruth Negga Will Be An MI6 Agent In Channel 4 (UK) Political Thriller 'Secret State'

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  • November 5, 2012 11:18 AM
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One of several new dramas we'll be paying attention to that are debuting this season on the UK's Channel 4 include a new political thriller series that was previously titled Coup, but is now called Secret State, and co-stars award-winning Ethiopian-Irish actress Ruth Negga.

Watch $40,000 'Enter The Pitch'-Winning Sci-Fi Short Film 'Rahab,' Starring David Oyelowo

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  • November 5, 2012 11:00 AM
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Here's the sci-fi short film David Oyelowo stars in, that we first told you about in July 2011, called Rahab, based on an idea that won the 2011 Enter The Pitch contest.

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