Shadow and Act

Cast This: Hugh, Selema Masekela Father/Son Scripted Feature Moving Forward w/ Paul Haggis

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  • August 16, 2012 7:50 PM
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Interesting.

Preview 'Oblivion' (Based On Real-Life Legal Case That Outlawed Marriage Abductions In Ethiopia)

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  • August 16, 2012 6:44 PM
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Written and directed by Zeresenay Mehari, the arresting story for Oblivion, a feature length scripted film, is based on a true story about the legal-precedent-setting court case that outlawed the practice of abduction for marriage in Ethiopia – also referred to as "Telefa."

Axe Of Vengeance: Ghanaian Film Posters And Film Viewing Culture

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  • August 16, 2012 6:01 PM
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Long-time readers of S&A will remember our online showcase of these locally-made, hand-crafted Ghanaian movie posters advertising Hollywood, Nollywood, Bollywood, martial arts and home-grown action movies and dramas in the country.

Preview 'Dreams Don't Die' (Doc About A Grown Man w/ A Kid's Dream Who Refuses To Give Up)

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  • August 16, 2012 2:41 PM
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Recipient of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts fellowship, director John Ryan Johnson's upcoming feature documentary Dreams Don't Die follows Antoine Hood II, a US Air Force Captain, who works a desk job by day, and pursues his childhood dream of playing professional basketball in the NBA.

Preview 'The Walls Of Dakar' (How Graffiti Culture Warned Of A Coming Insurgency In Senegal)

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  • August 16, 2012 2:03 PM
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Contained within the graffiti on the walls of the city of Dakar, are artistic expressions of dissent by artists from varied backgrounds. Labeled rebels, these artists inspired and influenced a collective realization that, after some time, culminated in an uprising of the people.

Preview 'Mr Pip' (At Time Of War, Girl Survives Via Connection w/ Fictional Dickens Character)

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  • August 16, 2012 1:40 PM
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Living under the shadow of the Papa New Guinean civil war, a young girl forms a unique bond with an eccentric schoolteacher, over their shared love for Charles Dickens' Great Expectations.

Preview 'Tempest' (21st Century Re-imagining Of Shakespeare's Play w/ South London Youth)

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  • August 16, 2012 12:33 PM
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I'm captured by what I see in this trailer, and would love to see the rest of the film.

Preview Feature Doc 'Drag Dad' (About A 6-Year-Old boy & His Father, A Drag Queen Superstar)

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  • August 16, 2012 12:09 PM
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The short story, from the project's site, goes... Drag Dad is an independent documentary project about 6-year-old Jeremiah and his father, the drag queen superstar named Tyra Sanchez. (real name James William Ross IV). In 2010, Tyra Sanchez won the popular reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race, which helped launch both Tyra (and James) to stardom. Capturing both the everyday and the sensational aspects of James’ dual existence as a drag queen and a parent, the film will examine James' experience of leading these two contrasting lifestyles.

First On Newly-Launched Mirror Image's Slate, British Urban Comedy 'It's A Lot'

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  • August 16, 2012 11:43 AM
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High concept, low budget; words that I'm sure every studio exec with greenlight power would love to hear, when filmmakers are pitching projects to them.

Preview Haitian Drama 'Three Kids' (Young Friends Struggle To Survive In Earthquake Aftermath)

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  • August 16, 2012 11:18 AM
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The short story goes... Vitaleme, Pierre and Mikenson are 3 twelve-years-old friends, living in a home in Port-au-Prince. Vitaleme is haunted by his memories as a child servant and obsessed with the idea of what he believes to be freedom. He tries to convince his two friends to leave the home, and instead live as they will. When the town is struck by an earthquake, all three of them find themselves on the street, in search of shelter, get by in various ways, like petty theft. Gradually, they build a new life for themselves, until Vitaleme finds himself separated form his two friends by an accident.