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FESPACO 2013 - Read The Transcript Of Wole Soyinka's Epic Keynote Address Speech

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 27, 2013 12:24 PM
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It's titled A Name Is More Than The Tyranny Of Taste, and was delivered by Wole Soyinka - the Nigerian writer, notable especially as a playwright and poet who was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Berlin 2013 Review - Haitian Drama 'Twa Timoun' ('Three Kids')

  • By Denise VanDeCruze
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  • February 27, 2013 11:49 AM
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Haiti is about to have a devastating earthquake and three boys in a orphanage are dreaming of fleeing. They share two beds between them and dream of the endless possibilities of life on the street. Three Kids chronicles their journey in the aftermath of the earthquake as they struggle with the realities of urban independence.

Zoe Saldana Responds To Criticism Of Her Playing Nina Simone

  • By Sergio
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  • February 27, 2013 11:19 AM
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I think it's fair to say that of those who know that Zoe Saldana is playing Nina Simone in an upcoming movie about her life, about roughly  98.2% of them, think that it's an outrage and an insult that she's playing the part.

UK's Sky1 Cancels 'Sinbad' After One Season, Ahead Of USA Premiere In April

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 27, 2013 11:17 AM
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Just as it's getting ready to make its debut in the USA, the UK's TVWise is reporting that Sky1 has cancelled its fantasy series Sinbad, after just one season.

Forest Whitaker/Rachid Bouchareb Feature Collaboration On USA Anti-Arab Paranoia Moving Forward

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 27, 2013 10:59 AM
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A project we first profiled in August 2011 is now, finally pushing ahead.

Delroy Lindo Books Co-Starring Role In NBC Supernatural Pilot 'Believe'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 27, 2013 10:34 AM
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It's pilot season... the casting announcement are flying in like crazy! We can only hope that most of these are still around by the time the fall season begins.

Berlin 2013 Review - 'Born This Way'

  • By Chantel C. Graham
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  • February 27, 2013 10:24 AM
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Berlinale – Panorama 2013 USA 2013 DIRECTOR: Shaun Kadlec, Deb Tullmann

Dondre Whitfield Boards CW's Naval Base-Set Pilot 'Company Town'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 27, 2013 10:16 AM
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Dondre Whitfield has joined Merle Dandridge (Sons Of Anarchy), and Arjun Gupta (Nurse Jackie) in the CW pilot Company Town, written by Sera Gamble and directed by Taylor Hackford, and which chronicles the aftermath of a scandal at a Naval base, which touches the lives of both civilians and military personnel.

'Downton Abbey' Getting All Multi-Ethnic - Adding A Black Character Next Season

  • By Sergio
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  • February 27, 2013 12:25 AM
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As Tambay reported back in November,Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes was considering adding a black character to the cast for the show's fourth season  which goes into production in late March, for a U.K. premiere in the the fall on ITV and on PBS in January 2014.

FESPACO 2013: An In-Depth Conversation w/ Michel Ouedraogo (Director General Of The Festival)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 26, 2013 8:40 PM
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My many, many thanks to S&A reader and Facebook friend Martine Jean for taking the time to translate this interview for me, which was entirely on video, and in French. Obviously it was in print, I would've likely used Google to translate. But it was all a video interview - roughly 30 minutes long - so I appreciate that Martine took the time to translate and write up a summary of the whole thing up for me!

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