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Watch Trailer For Short Film 'Roubado' That Tells a "Story That You Don’t Often Get To See"

  • By Sergio
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  • July 24, 2014 8:53 AM
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Watch the trailer for the intriguing new short film "Roubado," shot on location in Cannes, and deals with, according to the director, with an introverted Afro-Portuguese photographer growing up in the south of France

A Struggling Actor Receives an Offer He Can't Refuse in Short Film 'Casting Notice' (Watch)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2014 11:17 AM
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Marcus Thomas' "Casting Notice" is a few years old, but it still feels fresh and very relevant.

Watch The Influential And Truly Unique 1944 Musical Short 'Jammin’ The Blues' (Perhaps The Greatest Music Video Ever?)

  • By Sergio
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  • July 9, 2014 7:41 PM
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Gjon Mili's 1944 Warners musical short 'Jammin' The Blues' could be considered the greatest music video ever made, decades before the term was ever used. Decide for yourself

Watch Experimental 'The Rhythm Of My Life: Ismael Sankara' (Short Shout!)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 2, 2014 1:06 PM
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The film was toured the international film festival circuit in 2011, 2012 and is now available to watch online, embedded below:

From 1943, Watch Melvin C. Bryant Earn His Way to a Horn in MGM Short 'Shoe Shine Boy'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 1, 2014 1:19 PM
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It comes courtesy of Turner Classic Movies - a wartime period film made at MGM with some flag-waving and racism that was of its time

Amandla Stenberg Directed, Shot & Edited a Short Film titled 'The Yellow Wallpaper' - Watch it Now

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 18, 2014 8:48 PM
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Stenberg, who's just 15 years old, may have behind-the-camera aspirations

Watch Spike Lee's World Cup Short Film 'Pixote's Game' Featuring Music by Kelly Rowland

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 12, 2014 3:38 PM
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Idris Elba and Diego Luna also directed shorts for the campaign

Sri Lankans of African Descent Fight to Keep Their Culture Alive in the Face of Falling Numbers in 'Kaffir Culture' (Watch)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 12, 2014 2:10 PM
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In this specific case the word "Kaffir" is not the racial insult that it is in other parts of the world, notably South Africa, or a racist word like nigger here in the USA.

Watch Visually-Striking South African Short Film 'Bomlambo - Those of the Water' (Short Shouts!)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 11, 2014 10:27 AM
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It's a lovely 24-minute short film on the belief in ancestral spirits and semi-deities.

Watch Cute & Charming South African Comedy Short 'E-lectricity' (Short Shouts!)

  • By Sergio
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  • June 10, 2014 4:34 PM
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It centers on a poor township on the outskirts of Johannesburg that's thrown into darkness every night due to a lack of electricity.