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Are You An AFFRM Rebel? Would You Like To Be? Here's How...

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by Tambay A. Obenson
December 2, 2013 11:12 AM
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No need for me to say anything here. As the above image from the AFFRM-Action website colorfully states, scroll down and watch the video below for all the details. 

And after you do, join the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM) and Array Releasing cause, by taking action at affrmaction.com.

Dig it below:

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21 Comments

  • RebeccaT | December 3, 2013 12:12 PMReply

    This is beautiful. And I'm very proud to be a part of it.

  • Monica L. Mitchell | December 2, 2013 11:06 PMReply

    Rebel here. Go AFFRM! Black Film is Beautiful.

  • Buju | December 2, 2013 6:24 PMReply

    OMG. Why is this video so shitty? That's unacceptable. Put more effort into your campaign before asking me for money.

  • REBECCAT | December 3, 2013 12:17 PM

    A pathetic excuse to bash a positive effort. I actually loved the homemade nature of the video that tied into their whole theme on being grassrooted. But hey: different strokes I suppose. Its not that you claim to dislike the promo its the tone where you reveal yourself to simply be a hater and not someone with an actual critique. _shrugs_

  • buju | December 3, 2013 10:58 AM

    And to respond to your comment CC, y'all can come to any conclusion you want. But I don't see how those 6 films excuses this especially since AFFRM didn't produce any of those films. Kudos to them for releasing them, but that don't mean they gotta subject us to this shit.

  • buju | December 3, 2013 10:55 AM

    All I got to say is, y'all some sensitive ass negroes. If AFFRM ever wants to be a heavy player in the distribution game, they need to avoid these amateur productions for the future. Sorry if I'm being to real for y'all, but this is the film industry not Youtube. If students can make better Kickstarted campaigns, then a flippin distribution company can do better. Sorry if I demand excellence from black folk.

  • KNOX | December 3, 2013 2:34 AM

    CareyCarey: This joker is delusional. Therefore your rational replies are falling on very dumb ears. Big ups for trying though, CareyCarey. But when somebody is buck-crazy, they just buck-crazy. Affrm is probably pleasantly surprised at how many people this moron attracted to the video for them while seeking clues to his concerns about - GASP - white balance! smdh.

  • CareyCarey | December 3, 2013 12:52 AM

    low-standard negro cheerleaders? Hmmm, I'll let the other "cheerleaders" (as you defined them) respond to that nonsense. But real men don't generally take the soap box you're presently standing on. So I just assumed you were a whinny ass drama queen white chick.

    But listen, the point you seem to be missing is most of S&A's readers are very familiar with Affirm's standards of quality. As Curtis (a frequent visitor @ S&A) mentioned, if you have any doubts or true concerns about their history and thus their "production value" go watch the 6 films Affirm has released.

    See, if you didn't know or you're playing the nut role (feigning ignorance) the problem we are having with you comment is you've given too much weight to a simple promo video. Consequently, you're giving the appearance of a knit-picking knucklehead. I mean, considering all the above details, can you see how we've come to that conclusion... or, are we wrong for coming to that conclusion?

  • buju | December 2, 2013 11:22 PM

    I'm definitely a man who's not trying to be anyone's wife. Especially no low-standard negro cheerleaders. Y'all can try and act like white balance and basic sound mixing don't matter. But if you're trying to get real cheddar, I would think quality would factor into a campaign. I can't stand negroes who default to charity. "Support the movement cause you black and we black *dap*." Nah negro, you want my money? Sell me something good. You want 500 "rebels." Spend longer than two hours coming up with a campaign. Y'all too "go AFFRM!" to see how they're disrespecting you coming at you with garbage like that. Demand more and you'll get more.

  • CareyCarey | December 2, 2013 10:29 PM

    Oh what a relief it is! We need people like BUJU to remind us exactly how blessed we are. Just think, you could wake up in the morning to find her sleeping next to you. YICKS! Either as your friend with benefits or as your wife, you'd be faced with a couple of hard truths.

    Well, first, birds of a feather flock together. Yes, you'd share a few things in common... like ... maybe... deriving pleasure from pissing on other folk's parade. For most adults that would not be a personal achievement or goal, nor a road to happiness.

    Second, if she was your wife, in simple terms, you'd be fked for life with nowhere to run and nowhere to hide, just you and yours sitting together in a place of insufferable pain.

    So thank you BUJU for reminding us how sweet it is NOT to be loved by you.

  • kirk | December 2, 2013 8:31 PM

    I'm for what AFFRM is about. Don't ask me to pledge to get a keychain or wrist band, I can get those at the dollar store. "We have have no idea what you're talking about,...", you sure don't! Were all, well most of us are putting our money together to write, direct, and produce our own films, so I'll keep my money in my pocket.

  • Curtis | December 2, 2013 7:57 PM

    @Buju Yawn. If that's your argument for not contributing, then you're truly a moron as well as a spiteful, sad person. You're either for what AFFRM is about, or you're not. And if you don't know what AFFRM is about or what they've done in the last 3 years, look it up. Actually it's right there in the video. If you don't want to give, keep it moving and stop being an ass, knit-picking at a promo video. If you're so concerned about "production value" go watch the 6 films AFFRM has released, instead of picking at a fundraising video. Forest. Trees. Can you see? SMH

  • buju | December 2, 2013 7:35 PM

    First of all, this flipping through posters thing has been done several times since Bob Dylan invented it. So how is this creative? Second of all, if you're going to use a tired ass motif, can I at least get good camera work and audio? Can we get whites that are actually white? Most camera phones have better looking picture than this. Nah buddy. Handmade my ass. And I wouldn't mind so much if this wasn't about film. Production value. Look it up.

  • BANTA | December 2, 2013 6:54 PM

    Ditto Curtis. Some people are so miserable they can't stand anything that's not miserable with them. Just for this jacked up comment, I signed up with AAFFRM. Scram, sad person.

  • Curtis | December 2, 2013 6:51 PM

    OMG. Why are you so lacking in the ability to appreciate simple creativity? That's unacceptable. Put more effort into massaging the appropriate side brain before posting such a stupid comment.

  • Rebel99 | December 2, 2013 6:04 PMReply

    I proudly joined Friday. I have seen every movie of theirs, that they've brought to Seattle. Supporting positivity is important and I feel fortunate that this group exists. The creator of this group is the one who told us about this website and I have been reading it daily since that time. I wouldn't not have known about this website or her group if it were not for the local Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center. I thank them for making me aware of this new kind of movies that are harder to find. There is so much out there and I only wish that when I was younger we had these resources of togetherness. Thank all of you.

  • kirk | December 2, 2013 3:42 PMReply

    ....or you can have a screenplay contest with content addressed to the African Diaspora and the best one gets put into production. How about that at $45 a screenplay? All screenplays registered with the WGA and copyrighted. A wrist band seriously! You just lost all my respect.

  • sthn | December 2, 2013 6:22 PM

    Actually that key chain would look nice dangling from my car.

  • AFFRMMAV | December 2, 2013 5:45 PM

    We have have no idea what you're talking about, but we wish you well. For those interested in growing a community of film lovers in support of further and fostering black cinema education and community events, take action at affrmaction dot com. If not, all good. Peace!

  • CRITICAL ACCLAIM | December 2, 2013 12:16 PMReply

    Clever little video. I hadn't realized it'd been three years and six films since she started this.

  • reena | December 2, 2013 11:55 AMReply

    I am! I like what they've been doing. #RebelYell

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