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Watch 15-Minute Preview Of Part 2 Of 'The Abolitionists' (Focus On Frederick Douglass)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 15, 2013 10:19 AM
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PBS' 3-part, 3-hour American Experience film titled The Abolitionists, continues tonight with Part 2, after last Tuesday's broacast debut.

PBS Continues Commitment To Indie Films In 2013. Announces Short Film Fest & Indie Film Showcase

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 14, 2013 7:20 PM
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Revealed today, at the Television Critics Association, PBS announced that it will offer its 2nd annual Online Film Festival, featuring short form films, beginning Monday, March 4, and will offer a multi-platform Independent Film Showcase this fall.

2013 S&A Black Cinema Database Entry #7 - 'Faire L’amour' ('Making Love')

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 14, 2013 6:18 PM
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Haile Gerima’s 'Sankofa' Revisited (L.A. Rebellion Film Series)

  • By Nijla Mumin
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  • January 14, 2013 5:40 PM
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EDITOR'S NOTE: The retro is being rebooted for runs in Philly, Toronto and New York through February. Over the next few weeks, we'll be 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.

Variance Picks Up North American Theatrical Rights To 'An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 14, 2013 5:19 PM
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Music to my ears... this is great news! Hat-tip to Variance for making another bold pick-up (recall Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer last year), going where others seemingly will not; and of course congrats to Terence Nance and company.

Michel Gondry's Bronx-Set Teen Tale 'The We & The I' Will Make USA Premiere At SF IndieFest

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 14, 2013 4:39 PM
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108 Media and Paladin picked up all North American rights to Michel Gondry's Bronx tale The We and The I at the Toronto International Film Festival, where the film made its North American screening debut last year (2012).

Up Next For AFFRM - Storm Saulter's 'Better Mus' Come' + New Multi-Platform Label

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 14, 2013 3:29 PM
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Storm Saulter is certainly a name to watch and be familiar with, if you're not already. 

AfroPop Season 5 Presents USA Broadcast TV Premiere Of 'Dear Mandela' January 29

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 14, 2013 3:07 PM
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The short story goes... When their shantytowns are threatened with mass eviction, three ‘young lions’ of South Africa’s new generation rise from the shacks and take their government to the highest court in the land, putting the promises of democracy to the test.

Discovery Taps Tamron Hall To Host New Investigative Series - 'Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 14, 2013 2:49 PM
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One of the reasons why MSNBC is quite possibly the *blackest* cable news network broadcasting right now (see Sergio's post on MSNBC getting a major black audience boost this season HERE), Ms Tamron Hall has been tapped by the Discovery network to host a new series for its leading mystery-and-suspense network, Investigation Discovery (ID).

Kenyan Martial Arts - Watch Award-Winning Short Film 'Simiyu Samurai'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 14, 2013 2:24 PM
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Ok, so, let me just say that it's not great; but I do appreciate the effort. It's not exactly everyday that I come across Kenyan martial arts flicks.

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