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Kickstarter Campaign and Trailer for "Elder's Corner" Documentary About Music Icons in Nigeria

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 29, 2011 7:57 AM
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The documentary Elder's Corner is created by SIJI, a singer, songwriter, producer and filmmaker born in the UK to Nigerian parents. The project, shot in some of Nigeria's urban cities, has raised $5,380 from their $20,000 with 31 days left to go.

Kickstarter Campaign and Trailer: Documentary About African Open Air Markets "Merkato"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 29, 2011 7:37 AM
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A documentary film project by Sosena Solomon, Merkato, has raised $5,240 of the $12,000 goal through their Kickstarter Campaign, which has 11 days left to go. The documentary was shot in the open air markets of the streets of Addis Ababa, Ehiopia.

Docs On Nigeria's Musical Heroes & One Of The Largest & Oldest Open Air Markets In Africa (Funding)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 27, 2011 1:27 AM
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2 documentary projects that look very worthwhile to me, and that could really use your assistance in making them a reality.

Kickstarter Campaign: A Film Produced by Arthur Jafa About Love and Transitions "In The Morning"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 13, 2011 8:01 AM
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A narrative film by Nefertite Nguvu, In The Morning, is produced by Arthur Jafa, who will also serve as the Director of Photography. Jafa is known best for his cinematography work in Julie Dash's critically acclaimed Daughters of the Dust and Spike Lee's Crooklyn.

"The Great Migration Of The 21st Century" Starring Maya Angelou And Morgan Freeman Needs Your Help

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • September 9, 2011 4:52 AM
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The recent influx of African Americans returning to the southern regions of the United States to live is examined by filmmaker Naimah Fuller in her upcoming documentary The Great Migration Of The 21st Century.

Watch Now: Trailer for "Dear Daddy" Documentary About Fatherless Young Women

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 23, 2011 6:51 AM
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Thanks to S&A regular reader CareyCarey for bringing this to my attention. The feature-length documentary Dear Daddy by Janks Morton is currently raising funds through THIS Indiegogo campaign. The film has raised $8,227 of the $6,000 goal with 24 days left.

Kickstarter Campaign: "Pariah" Producer Nekisa Cooper's "Five Nights in Maine"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 23, 2011 5:43 AM
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Nekisa Cooper's critically acclaimed Pariah will be released in theaters this fall and will also screen at the Toronto Film Festival next month. However, Cooper has another project she's currently concentrating on along with cinematographer Bradford Young (Mississippi Damned, Restless City, Pariah, Middle of Nowhere) called Five Nights in Maine.

Giancarlo Esposito On Next Film "This Is Your Death" + His Role As Crime Lord In "I, Alex Cross"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 22, 2011 4:46 AM
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A worthwhile listen... Giancarlo Esposito chats with local TV anchors in Albuquerque, New Mexico, about the Albuquerque Film Festival, an initiative he heads called Film For Change, his role in Breaking Bad, his process/method in tackling roles, and more... including what he's currently working on... a film titled This Is Your Death, which he describes as "an unflinching look at reality TV"

"Awkward Black Girl" Is Extending Its Season & Needs Your Help! (Fundraising) 2 Weeks Left!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 28, 2011 9:11 AM
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You're familiar with the series; a lot of you have expressed your love for it; so, help a sistah out if you can. She's trying to raise $30,000 in 30 days! As of the time of this posting, she's raised $18,732. Nice! But she's got about another $11,300 to go with 2 weeks left. Watch the pitch below, and click in the widget underneath:

Blackjack Returns: The New Adventures of Arron Day (Fundraising)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 30, 2011 7:08 AM
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Watch the pitch below from writer Alex Simmons on reviving the 1990s comic book series he created called, Blackjack, the Adventures of Arron Day. And if you're buying what he's selling, by all means, click within the Kickstarter widget underneath to donate to his cause. I trust you'll do the right thing :)