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Rare Screening Of Silent Race Film 'The Flying Ace' In Chicago In Jan.

  • By Sergio
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  • December 18, 2012 11:39 PM
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Though we like to think so, we're not perfect at S & A, and one thing we have been remiss in discussing in any detail, are the all important black films made from the silent era to the late 1940's.

Sundance 2013 Preview: First Trailer For Roger Ross Williams' 'God Loves Uganda' Surfaces

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 18, 2012 6:47 PM
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'Black Portraiture[s]: The Black Body In The West' (January 17 - 20, 2013 In Paris, France)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 18, 2012 6:04 PM
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Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Deborah Willis, Awam Amkpa, Manthia Diawara, Lydie Diakhaté, Cheryl Finley, Thelma Golden, Anne-Christine Taylor-Descola, Anna Laban, Christine Barthe, Jean-Paul Colleyn, Caroline Montel-Glénisson, and Raissa Lahcine are just a few of the international scholars who'll be present for this conference that I wish I could attend.

Documentary Feature On Acclaimed Ghanaian Investigative Journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, In Development

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 18, 2012 3:25 PM
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Anas Aremeyaw Anas is an acclaimed, award-winning Ghanaian investigative journalist (print and documentary), famous for using his anonymity (he does not show his face in public, opting for masks and disguises) as a tool in his investigative reports that usually tackle human rights and anti-corruption issues in sub-saharan Africa.

Preview Ghana-Set 'Bukom Fighter' (9-Year-Old Looks For Hope In The Power Of His Fists)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 18, 2012 2:46 PM
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A 2012 winner of production grants from both the Hot Docs Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund, as well as the Sundance Institute's Documentary Film Program and Fund (DFP), is the currently in development Ghana-set feature documentary, Bukom Fighter, from director Makafui Zimrani.

Watch 3 new Clips From Omar Sy's Buddy-Cop Dramedy 'On The Other Side Of The Tracks'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 18, 2012 12:28 PM
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Cesar Award-winnng French actor Omar Sy's first post-Intouchables release, titled De l’autre côté du périph, or On The Other Side Of The Tracks, was acquired by The Weinstein Company - specifically for North America, Latin America and China. Although no word yet on release dates.
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Sam Pollard Developing Documentary Features On John Coltrane and The Rise & Fall Of ACORN

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 18, 2012 11:32 AM
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Long-time Spike Lee editor (as well as director and producer in his own right) Sam Pollard, has been a busy filmmaker lately. His feature documentary for PBS, Slavery By Another Name, made its debut at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, in the documentary competition section; and most recently we reported on his teaming with Melissa Haizlip to produce the feature documentary Mr. SOUL!: Ellis Haizlip and the Birth of Black Power TV.

Gbenga Akinnagbe Headlines Jono Oliver's 'Home' (Man Suffering From Mental Illness Trying To Rebuild His Life)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 18, 2012 10:57 AM
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From writer/director/producer Jono Oliver comes a drama titled Home, which stars Gbenga Akinnagbe, Tawny Cypress, Danny Hoch, James McDaniel, Joe Morton, Isiah Whitlock and others.

Watch Forest Whitaker & Common In Trailer For Indie Crime Drama 'Pawn'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 18, 2012 10:21 AM
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Forest Whitaker and Common co-star in this indie crime drama alongside Michael Chiklis and Ray Liotta, titled Pawn.

Help Fund 'One Day I Too Go Fly' (4-Year Chronicle Of 5 African Engineering Students At MIT)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 17, 2012 10:38 PM
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I'm late on this; It looks like a project that's worth your attention and contributions, so without me taking up more time explaining it, since, as of this posting, the campaign has 34 hours left to reach its goal, I'll just let the filmmakers speak for themselves, via the email I received, as well as the Kickstarter campaign video that follows; The project's Kickstarter campaign goal is $30,000, and, as of this posting, has reached $25,944, with 34 hours left to go; so it needs to raise an additional $4,056 in about 1 1/2 days.