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Speculation That Lando Calrissian Might Be Rebooted For New 'Star Wars' Trilogy; How & When Exactly?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 9, 2012 10:02 AM
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I need some clairty this Friday morning; specifically from all you Star Wars afficionados.

Watch Cool Animated French Short Film On Loneliness And Survival, 'Solus'

  • By Courtney
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  • November 8, 2012 5:16 PM
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From French co-directors Robin Bersot, Camille Dellerie, Mickaël Larue and Thomas Rodriguez, Solus (as the film is called) is their graduation film (graduation from ESMA - Ecole Supérieure des Métiers Artistiques).

'Why Can't Black Filmmakers Make...?' And Other Worrisome Questions About Black Filmmakers

  • By Courtney
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  • November 8, 2012 1:06 PM
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This is something I've been thinking about lately and how I would approach it on this blog; I wanted to think about it some more to properly gather my thoughts, but I reached the conclusion that I'd just put it out there and see what kind of discussion follows.

Watch Engaging Short Kenyan Climate Change Doc 'God Is Rain'

  • By Courtney
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  • November 8, 2012 12:17 PM
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Kenya: What happens when the water runs out? Around 500,000 people rely on Lake Turkana for fishing and for water for their crops and cattle. But the lake is drying up and there communities are fighting to survive. "They kill each other because of grass and water," says one man. Just like the lake, a whole way of life is disappearing. Who is to blame - the people upstream for damming the Omo River, or the developed world for causing climate change?

Watch Short Kenyan Doc 'Upendo Hero' (Participatory Film About Public Space Activism)

  • By Courtney
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  • November 8, 2012 9:02 AM
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This is captivating - of course the content, but also the style in which it's made, and the approach the activist/filmmaker takes to tell his story, and shed light on the cause he's fighting - the lack of community/public spaces in largely poor urban areas, all over the world.

Watch Sidney Poitier and Diahann Carroll Fall In Love In 'Paris Blues'

  • By Sergio
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  • November 8, 2012 12:01 AM
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My recent post about Diahann Carroll's enchanting cameo in the 1961 film. Goodbye Again (HERE). got me thinking of about that other black and white film shot in Paris that she was in that same year, Paris Blues.

Watch Beautiful, Profound Short Film 'As I Am'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 7, 2012 10:44 AM
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Spotted this on one of my fave online galleries Kiss My Black Ads - A short film titled As I Am, directed by Alan Spearman.

Preview Feature Doc On Xenophobia In South Africa, 'Blood & Fire'

  • By Courtney
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  • November 6, 2012 1:28 PM
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Currently in post-production is Blood & Fire, a feature documentary from Mazibe Media Productions, directed by Charles Khoza, which examines the horrific wave of xenophobia that swept South Africa in 2008.

Watch Short Film 'Finding Josephine' (In 'Sponsoring' A Child In Africa, Who Really Benefits?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 6, 2012 12:05 PM
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The short story goes... the question is asked: Who really benefits? A family has been supporting a child in Uganda via a charity for three years. The father and daughter travel from the UK to Uganda to see if their charity really has made any difference in the life of the Ugandan child they've been supporting for the previous 3 years; or if the difference made is in them

Best Black Presidents On Film; 5 Candidates On The Ballot; Cast Your Votes!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 6, 2012 9:56 AM
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It's officially Election Day in the USA today (a day that many of you will cast your votes for the next president of these United States of America), and I thought we'd have some related fun and do some virtual, fictional Election Day voting.