Shadow and Act

See Dorian Missick and Ana Ortiz Contemplate an Open Marriage in 'The Other Side of Love'

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • November 15, 2012 5:50 PM
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From ad exec-turned-writer/producer Aireka Muse comes a new ensemble piece about "a couple that decides to explore an open marriage and how the decision affects their marriage as well as the relationships of their best friends."

'Mr. SOUL!' Docu (Sam Pollard, Melissa Haizlip, Bradford Young) Closes in on Final Day of Fundraising

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • October 23, 2012 4:16 PM
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Mr. SOUL!: Ellis Haizlip and the Birth of Black Power TV, the feature length documentary profiling one of the most controversial, successful, and socially significant TV shows in US history, is closing in on its final day of fundraising towards its $75,000 goal.

Preview: 'Agents of Change' Docu Charts the Struggle for Black Studies on College Campuses

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • October 22, 2012 6:09 PM
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From Frank Dawson and Abby Ginzberg, Agents of Change is a feature length documentary that tells the story of "the intersection of race, culture, and the American university."

Short Drama "Deluge" Explores African Americans' Relationships to Water (Fundraising)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 5, 2012 1:21 PM
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10 days left for filmmaker Nijla Mumin to reach the funding campaign goal for her project, Deluge, which we first alerted you to at the end of April. June 14th is the deadline, so make a contribution if you can.

Now Funding: Doc "Street Fighting Man" Follows 3 Inner-City-Men In Post-Industrial Detroit

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • May 9, 2012 7:46 PM
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Now funding via Kickstarter with 32 days left in its campaign, the feature length documentary Street Fighting Man, is directed and photographed by Andrew James and edited by Greg Snider (How To Die in Oregon).

Raising Funds: Disadvantaged Black Students at Yale Visit Cuba in Doc "Black and Cuba"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 30, 2012 7:40 PM
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Raising funds via Indiegogo, the documentary Black and Cuba, directed by Robin J. Hayes, professor at The New School, follows a group of disadvantaged African American students at the prestigious Yale University, who take a field trip to Cuba to see "how revolution lives," and to get inspiration in order to pursue their own black resistance reading group.

Funding Now: Documentary "Flex is Kings" On Street Dance in Brooklyn

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 22, 2012 9:03 PM
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The feature length documentary Flex is Kings, helmed by Deidre Schoo and Michael Beach Nichols, is currently funding via Kickstarter with 20 days to go. Flex is Kings centers around the underground street dance culture called "Flexing," set in an impoverished and crime-ridden area in Brooklyn.

Kickstarter-Funded Projects Dominate SXSW Lineup. Crowdfunding Fever!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 24, 2012 11:35 AM
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I found this fascinating enough to share... I guess I shouldn't be surprised, but I've never really given it much thought. This from the Kickstarter blog:

"The Highwaymen" - Fine Art As An Escape From Jim Crow South Hard Labor (Fundraising)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 22, 2012 8:43 PM
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This looks very much a worthwhile project to invest in. 

"The Supreme Price" - New Doc On Movement To Increase Participation Of Women In Leadership Roles In Nigeria

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 21, 2012 1:41 PM
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Chicken & Egg Pictures - the award-winning hybrid film fund and non-profit production company dedicated to supporting women filmmakers - recently announced its 2012 Open Call grant recipients - quite the international list of projects, including stories set in Africa that immediately got my attention.