Shadow and Act

Watch Cedric Ido's Black Samurai Adventure Short Film "Hasaki Ya Suda" Now Before It Disappears

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 16, 2012 11:18 PM
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Now you can watch French/Burkinabe filmmaker Cedric Ido's 25-minute award-winning short film titled Hasaki Ya Suda - a short that helped get him into the 2011 Berlinale Talent Campus, as well as a slot amongst the fourth class of Focus Features' Africa First filmmaker program.

Trailer Watch For "Narcocorrido" With Nicki Michaeux

  • By Sergio
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  • January 12, 2012 5:56 PM
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Just from this brief trailer alone, this looks like it's going to be a riveting film.
More: Shorts

Short Shout - Watch "Soap" ("Watermelon Man" In Reverse)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 12, 2012 2:10 PM
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A short shout today from a filmmaker who calls himself simply Praheme - a graduate of Howard University and Florida State Film School where he got his MFA.

Watch South African Comic Short "E-lectricity"

  • By Sergio
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  • January 5, 2012 12:17 PM
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More: Shorts

Watch "Hello Benjamin" - A Son's Attempt To Resurrect His Late Father (Short Shouts)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 2, 2012 9:00 AM
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Good Monday morning to you all, and a Happy New Year.

Watch Trailer For Short Film "African Cowboy" - Namibia-Set African Western

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 12, 2011 3:44 PM
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A few weeks ago, I posted a trailer for an *African Samurai* short film titled Hasaki Ya Suda, by Focus Features Africa First French/Burkinabe filmmaker Cedric Ido; and that was received very, very well by you folks, given the number of Facebook *likes,* *shares* and Twitter posts about it. See that post HERE if you missed it.

Meet Kenyan Filmmaker Philippa Ndisi-Hermann, Watch Her Experimental Short, And Learn About Her Feature "Two Princes"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 12, 2011 1:17 PM
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One thing I love about the work I do hear on S&A is learning about new filmmakers and their work, and then following their careers once that initial discovery is made.
More: Profile, Shorts

"Attack The Block" Star Franz Drameh Getting His Chance To Shine In "Painkiller"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 8, 2011 12:52 PM
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Thus far, it seems like John Boyega is the only star (of all the young black men) from this summer's Brit hit Attack The Block to see his profile enjoy any real post-Attack The Block push (here in the USA anyway), scoring the lead role in the Spike Lee-directed boxing drama for HBO titled Da Brick. And rightfully so I suppose; he was the film's hero!

Sundance 2012 - Watch Dystopian "Robots Of Brixton" From The Short Film Program

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 6, 2011 5:01 PM
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Looking over the Sundance 2012 Short Film Program announced earlier today, I came across this one...

Sundance 2012 Predictions Continued... Sheldon Candis' "Learning Uncle Vincent" (Starring Common)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 30, 2011 12:23 PM
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So... my Sundance 2012 predictions list traveled quite a bit it seems, if the number of emails I received afterward alerting me to other potential *black films* that might get into the festival (a few even confirming with me that they were in, though I won't say which :))