Shadow and Act

Trailer: Feature Doc '9.79*' (1988 Olympic 100m Final That Resulted In Ben Johnson's Gold Medal Strip)

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  • August 14, 2012 8:43 PM
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In Mozambican Drama 'Virgin Margarida,' Prostitutes Are Sent To Re-Education Camps To Become 'New'

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  • August 14, 2012 6:54 PM
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From Mozambique comes drector Licinio Azevedo's Virgem Margarida (Virgin Margarida) - a feature film, set in 1975, as revolution sweeps the streets of its capital Maputo, ridding it of prostitutes and other so-called *undersirables*. The women are then sent to re-education camps, to become "new women." However, unfortunately for her, 16-year-old Margarida is mistakenly taken; the problem is she's a virgin. The film tells her story.

Ava DuVernay's 'Middle Of Nowhere' Will Make International Debut At TIFF + Other Familiar Titles

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  • August 14, 2012 5:44 PM
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Preview Feature Doc 'Moses' (Story Of Homeless Man Struggling Between Hope & Pull Of The Streets)

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  • August 14, 2012 4:31 PM
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20 years on the streets. 5 years in the making. The astonishingly true story of a homeless man struggling between the hope of a second chance & the gravity of the streets. A feature doc sparked by a fiction short.

Debra Martin Chase Signs 2-Year Development Deal w/ ABC Studios

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  • August 14, 2012 2:39 PM
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Veteran producer Debra Martin Chase has inked a two-year deal at ABC Studios, which will see her develop TV projects through her company, Martin Chase Prods.

Updates On Marc Evans' 'Miss Shirley Bassey' (International Recognition + More On Story)

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  • August 14, 2012 2:15 PM
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As Emmanuel already noted in a February post... another project based on the life of Nigerian-Brit Dame Shirley Bassey is in the works - this one with director Marc Evans helming it.

FilmBuff Picks Up John Forté Doc 'Russian Winter' For Oct Release + New Forté Album After

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  • August 14, 2012 1:34 PM
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I screened this a few months ago, when it debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival, and thought it was ok; not as revealing a portrait as I expected it to be, but maybe that's thanks to my own expectations of what the film was going to be about.

Out On Blu-ray Today - 'New Jack City' ('Rock-a-bye-baby!')

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  • August 14, 2012 12:45 PM
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Your wait is officially over! New Jack City is now available on Blu-ray, in a 1-disc package.

Preview 'Hidden Colors 2: The Triumph Of Melanin' (What They Didn't Teach You In History Class)

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  • August 14, 2012 12:16 PM
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From author, radio and director Tariq Nasheed, comes the documentary, Hidden Colors 2: The Triumph Of Melanin, a sequel to last year's Hidden Colors: The Untold History Of People Of Aboriginal, Moor, and African Descent.

John Akomrah's Next Project 'Peripeteia' (Based On 16th century Painting) To Premiere At Toronto

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  • August 14, 2012 11:45 AM
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It was in March that we alerted you to British/Ghanaian filmmaker John Akomfrah's latest work since last year's The Nine Muses - discussed and reviewed it on the old S&A site HERE.