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ADIFF 2012 - Philippe Niang's Epic 'Toussaint L'Ouverture' Makes Its NY Premiere; Got Tickets?

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  • November 30, 2012 3:10 PM
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Well, New York, you've been asking for it, and as the saying goes, as and you shall receive (some of the time); Philippe Niang's much-anticipated 3-hour epic drama, Toussaint L'Ouverture, that got the black blogosphere uber-excited when we first wrote about it over a year ago, will finally be making its NEW YORK PREMIERE tomorrow night, December 1, as a centerpiece film at the ongoing African Diaspora International Film Festival.

Margaret Mead Film Fest: Acclaimed S. African Doc 'Meanwhile in Mamelodi' Screens In NYC Tonight

  • By Courtney
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  • November 30, 2012 1:21 PM
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Taking place at the American Museum of Natural History, the Margaret Mead Film Festival kicked off yesterday, with a full slate of films that tell stories centered on under-represented groups of people, including this title, which we first profiled much earlier this year.

Sundance 2013: First Look At Danai Gurira In Andrew Dosunmu's 'Ma'George' ('Mother Of George')

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  • November 30, 2012 11:22 AM
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Spike Lee & Rik Cordero Team Up For 6-Episode Basketball Doc 'The World Is Watching'

  • By Courtney
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  • November 30, 2012 11:02 AM
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It's a new online basketball docu-series titled The World Is Watching, narrated by Spike Lee, and directed by Rik Cordero. 

Sundance 2013: First Look Images At Isaiah Washington, Tequan Richmond In 'Blue Caprice'

  • By Courtney
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  • November 30, 2012 10:18 AM
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And thus begins our looks at films of note that will make their debuts at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival next January. And as he did last year, Tambay should be providing us with first-hand coverage of films and talents, which I'm sure will include this highly-anticipated one...

Sophie Okonedo, David Harewood & Others Lend Voices To BBC Radio 4/Radio 4 Extra Cast Of 'Neverwhere'

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • November 30, 2012 9:36 AM
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Sophie Okonedo and David Harewood's will likely be the more recognizable names of the announced cast for the upcoming BBC Radio 4/Radio 4 Extra adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Lenny Henry's popular BBC sci-fi mini-series Neverwhere.

Indiegogo Campaign For 'Savage' - A Film Out To Challenge The 'White Savior Complex'

  • By Sergio
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  • November 29, 2012 11:36 PM
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When I first the trailer for the new short film by filmmaker Wendy James called Savage, the first thing that came to mind was "Oh No! Not another white savior helps poor black people movie!'"

A Tupac/James Brown Collab + Rick Ross & John Legend On 'Django Unchained' Soundtrack

  • By Courtney
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  • November 29, 2012 6:18 PM
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All the details in the press release that follows; but here are the vitals:

Whoa! Show Creator Says He's Penned 1st Draft Of A Script For A 'Misfits' Movie (Will Include Past & Present Characters)

  • By Courtney
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  • November 29, 2012 5:24 PM
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This should excite fans of the series, which has crossed over, across the pond, to attract and continue to grow its fan-based here in the USA, as more folks discover the series.

2013 Sundance Film Fest Unveils Films In Spotlight, Midnight, New Frontier Categories

  • By Courtney
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  • November 29, 2012 4:38 PM
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Well, here's the rest of next year's lineup. At a quick glance, I didn't see any titles or filmmakers that immediately struck me as African diasporic, but we WILL be going through the entire lineup (yesterday's announcement and today's) very closely to make sure we get everything that's worth mentioning on this site.