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Watch PBS Online Film Festival Diaspora Shorts

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 5, 2013 4:50 PM
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Check out the below 4 films selected from the PBS Online Film Festival - a festival showcasing 25 short films that feature a diversity of subjects, voices and viewpoints. Audiences will watch and will then have the opportunity to vote for your favorite short film, from March 4 through March 22. The film with the most votes will receive the People’s Choice Award, which will be announced in early April.I went through the list and selected the 4 that represent the African Diaspora, and all 4 are embedded below. For the remaining 21, click HERE.1- Sound of Vision is a glimpse into one man's journey to belong. Born and bred in the city that never sleeps, Frank Senior spends his waking and dream-swaddled hours confronting the hurdles, and embracing the beauty, of the city he will never see. Watch 2013 Festival | Sound of Vision on PBS. See more from PBS Online Film Festival.

Terrence Howard As Ruthless Crime Lord In New Red-Band Trailer For 'Dead Man Down'

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  • March 5, 2013 4:26 PM
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"Ruthless crime-lord" and "Terrence Howard" paired together may not immediately seem like a fit, but, yes, Mr Howard stars in the action-thriller Dead Man Down, opposite Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace in its starring cast.

Sundance Selects Picks Up North American & Latin American Rights To 'Blue Caprice'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 5, 2013 3:36 PM
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Great news! I got a little concerned after it left the Sundance Film Festival without a distributor, especially as other titles from the festival we covered got snatched up.

'Jumpin' Jack Flash' w/Whoopi Goldberg Coming Out On Blu-Ray DVD In May

  • By Sergio
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  • March 5, 2013 3:20 PM
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Yeah I know what you'e thinking. What, now??? After all this time? It must be at least 20 years since that film came out. No actually it's more like 27. But why now? That's an interesting development of late.

OWN Announces New Saturday Night Programming Lineup (More Black Show Premieres)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 5, 2013 2:51 PM
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I recall joking about a year ago, that the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) was fast-becoming a black cable TV network, even though that isn't what Oprah and Discovery originally had planned for the site. 
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Watch Panel Discussion w/ Leslie Harris At 20th Anniversary Screening Of 'Just Another Girl On The I.R.T.'

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  • March 5, 2013 1:55 PM
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Leslie Harris' debut feature Just Another Girl On The I.R.T., celebrated its 20th Anniversary with a screening on Thursday, January 10th, at 92Y Tribeca, here in NYC.

Alano Miller Books Starring Role On Fox Aircraft Carrier-Set Drama Pilot 'The Wild Blue'

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  • March 5, 2013 1:32 PM
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'Tall As The Baobab Tree' To Make US Premiere At 56th San Francisco International Film Fest

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  • March 5, 2013 12:52 PM
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Said to be inspired by true stories, Grand comme le Baobab (Tall as the Baobab Tree) tells the tale of a teenage girl who hatches a plan to rescue her 11-year-old sister from an arranged marriage.

Mariette Monpierre's 'Elza' Wins Top Award At FESPACO

  • By Sergio
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  • March 5, 2013 12:27 PM
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Filmmaker Mariette Monpierre's touching feature film Elza was awarded the Paul Robeson Award for Best Film of the Diaspora at FESPACO 2013.

Nick Cannon Set To Play Lead In Biopic On Life Of 1980s Drug Dealer 'Freeway' Rick Ross

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  • March 5, 2013 12:27 PM
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