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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.

Inspired By Haitian Director Raoul Peck, Norwegians Set Up Fund To Back Films From "Developing Countries"

  • By Courtney
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  • February 12, 2012 1:36 PM
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With the 2012 submission deadline being just 3 days away, we are obviously late on this but I only just found out about it.

Help Matthew Cherry And "The Last Fall" Get To SXSW (Fundraising)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 5:39 PM
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As you probably already know by now, Matthew Cherry's feature film debut The Last Fall will make its worldwide debut at the SXSW Film Festival next month.

Trailer Watch: "Red Tails" Actor Nate Parker Producing Powerful Racial Doc "Resurrecting Love: The Cemetery That Can Heal A Nation"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • January 31, 2012 3:53 PM
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Actor Nate Parker, who's recently received high marks for his performance in Red Tails and Red Hook Summer, can now add the title "executive producer" to his resume since he's joined award-winning author China Galland to release a powerful documentary based on Galland's book, Love Cemetery, Unburying The Secret History of Slaves, dealing with the illegal lockout of African American descendants from their family burial grounds.

"Wilmington On Fire," A Documentary Unveiling Major Massacre Of Black Township In NC With Pete Chatmon Producing, Needs Your Help

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • January 19, 2012 3:06 PM
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Every now and then, I come across projects that send me on a fervent Google search for info and that was the case with filmmaker Christopher Everett's Wilmington On Fire, a documentary in development detailing a little-known, bloody massacre that took place in North Carolina in 1898.

"The People v. Aissatou Ba" (Immigrant Housekeeper Picks Up Pieces Of Her Life As Assaulter Walks Free)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 6, 2012 12:29 PM
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A fundraising effort is underway for this project from NY-based filmmaker Iquo B. Essien. She only has 10 days left in the campaign to reach her $12,000 goal, so you're encouraged to act now if you deem the project worthy of your contribution.

Kickstarter Campaign for "The Bullfighter" About Chicago Bulls' Player Norm Van Lier

  • By Sergio
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  • January 3, 2012 4:40 PM
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Back in the 1970's, long before Michael Jordan became synonymous with the Chicago Bulls, there was Norm Van Lier. Arguably the most popular player on the team before MJ, Van Lier, who died suddenly in 2009 at the age of 61, led a wild and turbulent life, famous for his exploits both on and off the court.