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Trailer: "Roadmap To Apartheid" Doc Explores Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Via South African Apartheid (Alice Walker Narrates)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 23, 2012 7:42 PM
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Here's another documentary premiering at the Atlanta Film Festival this month...

Doc Trailer: Poor Brazilians Escape Slum Life By Joining The Circus in "Without A Net" (ATL Film Fest)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 23, 2012 6:21 PM
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Premiering this month at the Atlanta Film Festival, the brazilian documentary Without A Net, helmed by Kelly J. Richardson follows a group of young men and women who, struggling to survive in the controlled drug slums of Rio de Janeiro, take their chances and prepare for the town's circus act.

Whoopi Goldberg To Helm Documentary On Late Stand-Up Comedy Pioneer Moms Mabley

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 21, 2012 6:54 PM
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Gearing to finish the project by fall, Whoopi Goldberg is set to direct the approximately 90-minute documentary titled I Got Somethin' To Tell You. The doc will be on the life of Jackie "Moms" Mabley, the African American stand up comedy pioneer, who died in 1975.

SXSW '12 Preview: Doc "Wildness" Portrait of Historic L.A. Bar of Latin/LGBT Immigrant Communities

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 7, 2012 8:48 PM
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Directed by L.A. performer and filmmaker Wu Tsang, the documentary Wildness will premiere this weekend at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin. Wildness revolves around the nightly performers and entertainment of Silver Bar in L.A., patronized by the Latin/LGBT communities since 1963. The 75-min doc screened at MOMA in NYC last month.

Acclaimed Doc "Family Affair" Premieres On OWN Documentary Club Tonight @ 8pm ET/PT

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 1, 2012 7:49 PM
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I wish my cable provider included Oprah's OWN Network right about now...

Watch New Trailer for "Color Outside The Lines" - Documentary About African American Tattoo Artists

  • By Monique
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  • February 28, 2012 6:03 PM
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A few weeks ago, I received a new trailer for Color Outside the Lines, an engaging documentary that gives an honest voice to the history, struggles and triumphs of African-American tattoo artists. I never posted it at Shadow and Act because, well, shit happens! It goes that way sometimes; things get buried or lost and you fall a step behind in the game, but what’s important is that I have it now; and I can also say that I’ve seen an early screener of the film and nope [wags finger]…I’ll save that discussion for another day. Since then, the team behind the film, Artemus Jenkins [director] and Miya Bailey [artist | producer] have launched an official website for the film. For readers who missed my initial post on the film, check it out, HERE.

Bill Duke's "Dark Girls" Out on DVD in The Next 3 Months; "Yellow Brick Rd" & "What is A Man" In The Works

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 19, 2012 8:40 AM
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Bill Duke's powerful documentary tackling America's issue of 'colorism' in the African American community Dark Girls, screened at the Pan African Film Festival last night. Tambay, who attended the screening, gave us a few updates from the Q&A session after the film.

Watch Trailer: Doc "The Contradictions of Fair Hope" Explores Past & Present Rural Alabama 'Benevolent' Society (PAFF '12)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 14, 2012 6:27 PM
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Trailer Watch: Doc "Pelotero" (Baseball Player), Dominican Players Try To Achieve Big League Dreams

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • January 22, 2012 8:03 PM
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Screening at Santa Barbara International Film Festival late in the month, the 72-min documentary Pelotero, directed by Guagua Productions (Ross Finkel, Trevor Martin & Jon Paley) and narrated by John Leguizamo, is set in the Dominican Republican, where some kids begin baseball training at a young age, in hopes that they make it to the big leagues and aid their families back home, where poverty is commonplace.

"Everyday Sunshine: The Story Of Fishbone" Makes Its US Television Debut Tonight On PBS

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • January 22, 2012 4:11 PM
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Just a few days ago, Tambay announced the documentary that created a buzz on the film festival circuit, Everyday Sunshine: The Story Of Fishbone, would be released on dvd next month (Feb.21).  Now comes word it will make its television debut tonight on the PBS series AfroPoP at 9:00pm/ET&PT (Jan.22).