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Isaiah Washington Joins Production Team of Doc 'Africans VS African Americans: Silent Sibling Rivalry'

Shadow and Act By Vanessa Martinez | Shadow and Act July 5, 2013 at 1:10PM

Here's a documentary you might recall when we posted about its fundraising efforts towards the end of 2011. At the time, the documentary didn't meet its goal, unfortunately.
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Isaiah Washington
Isaiah Washington

Here's a documentary you might recall when we posted about its fundraising efforts towards the end of 2011. At the time, the documentary didn't meet its goal, unfortunately. 

However, it looks like the controversial documentary - directed by Peres Owino - titled African vs African American: Silent Sibling Rivalry, which focuses on the complex struggle with self-identity dynamics between Africans and African Americans, is back on track and slated for festival debut in 2014.

Isaiah Washington has joined the production team of Sibling Rivalry - which addresses the “little known tension that exists between Africans and African Americans” - along with Owino and Tene Carter.

Glad to see Mr. Washington - a passionate Pan-Africanist and advocate of tracing your African roots via DNA testing - involved in bringing this much needed dialogue to the screen.

Read the full press release below, followed by the teaser and poster:

Los Angeles, CA - In Los Angeles Monday July 8, 2013 actor, producer and philanthropist, Isaiah Washington will join producing team, Peres Owino, and Tene Carter in the documentary BOUND: Africans and African Americans, a film that looks at the relationship between Africans and African Americans and how it relates to their complex struggle with self-identity. Bridging the gap in identity and social awareness, the film depicts the views of what has shaped the moral fabric and struggles shared and not shared on the two continents. 

Caught in a duality of souls, the layers are ultimately revealed to show a common bond and thru line that we can all relate to. Isaiah Washington will serve as an Executive Producer as he retells his journey back to Africa and being awarded a citizenship in Sierra Leone, solely based on his DNA. "We felt if there was ever a topic that needed to be addressed, this was it. It's fascinating how people whose histories are almost similar, have such a difficult time relating to one another. Having Isaiah onboard is pivotal, because his own journey back to Africa reflects the hope of this film,” Owino says. 

Earlier this year Washington, repped by Caliber Media Co and Inqlusion Entertainment has been busy as of late. In addition to Sundance and the CW Network's THE 100, BLUE CAPRICE recently opened The Film Society of Lincoln Center and MOMA's 2013 New Directors/New Films Festival and Washington was also in Austin at SXSW for the premiere of Jeymes Samuel's THEY DIE BY DAWN starring opposite Michael Kenneth Williams, Erykah Badu, Jesse Williams, Kelly Hu, Giancarlo Esposito, Nate Parker and Rosario Dawson. He is also currently in development on a docu-series sports and outdoors adventure show with Wayne Hubbard and Candice Price's URBAN AMERICAN ADVENTURES brand. Bound: Africans and African Americans is written and directed by Peres Owino and is scheduled to make its festival debut in 2014.


Africans versus African Americans poster



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