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Wanuri Kahiu's Feature Doc On Kenyan Afro-Electro-Pop Group Just A Band Gets Funding Boost

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 22, 2013 6:55 PM
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I love this group! Like many others, my introduction to them was their 2009 album 82, although it didn't seem to really gain international attention until the following year.

Moussa Touré's Lauded 'La Pirogue' Opens For 2-Week Theatrical Run At Film Forum (NYC)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 22, 2013 6:04 PM
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Preview 'This Is Congo' (In-Depth Look At Democratic Republic of Congo’s Resource Wars)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 22, 2013 5:53 PM
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Hmm... From director Daniel McCabe, comes a feature doc titled This Is Congo, which promises an in-depth look at the Democratic Republic of Congo’s resource wars, told from multiple perspectives of those directly involved and affected.

Dwayne Johnson Signs Up For Potential Franchise About Guardian Teddy Bears Based On A Picture

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 22, 2013 4:41 PM
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Dwayne Johnson has signed up to produce and potentially star in a New Line pick-up that's said to be based on an illustration. Yes, just a single illustration. Ideas can come from anywhere, right? Even Twitter accounts, as we've seen in the past.

So What's It Like To Have Your Film Premiere At Sundance?

  • By Sergio
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  • January 22, 2013 3:49 PM
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In case you haven't noticed, we've been posting lots of Sundance Film Festival news; of course, it's the first major film event of the year, which takes place every January.

Rotterdam - Nigerian Producer Ikechukwu Omenaihe's 'In Silence And In Tears' (Doomed Outcasts)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 22, 2013 3:34 PM
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The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has unveiled the 74 young film producers who will take part in the 13th edition of Rotterdam Lab, part of CineMart.

Trailer For Antoine Fuqua's 'Olympus Has Fallen' Debuts (Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 22, 2013 3:05 PM
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Rotterdam - South African Filmmaker Jahmil X.T. Qubeka's Noir Homage 'Of Good Report'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 22, 2013 2:14 PM
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South African filmmaker Jahmil X.T. Qubeka (you may recall his last feature film, A Small Town Called Descent, was profiled on this site), will see his follow-up to that film, Of Good Report, make its World Premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam's 42nd edition, which runs Jan 23 to Feb 3.

L.A. Rebellion 2013 Retrospective Review - 'Cutting Horse' And The Need for More Black Westerns

  • By Nijla Mumin
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  • January 22, 2013 1:47 PM
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EDITOR'S NOTE: The retro is being rebooted for runs in Philly, Toronto and New York through February. We're revisiting our reviews/write-ups/interviews on the series (from Brandon Wilson and Nijla Mumin) when it begun in Los Angeles over a year ago... here's another. The overview and complete lineup speak for themselves, so click HERE to head over to the home site for the series.

Watch Trailer For Intriguing Short Film About Nigerian Scam Artists 'Four One Nine'

  • By Sergio
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  • January 22, 2013 1:45 PM
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We've previously mentioned filmmaker Alexander Etseyatse's short film, Four One Nine, but now the film is completed and a trailer for it has just been release, which you can watch below.

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