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Reconciling My Love For Renegade Filmmakers w/ A Genuine Fear For The Safety Of Below-The-Line Crew

  • By Cybel Martin
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  • April 8, 2014 1:52 PM
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Reconciling My Love For Renegade Filmmakers w/ A Genuine Fear For The Safety Of Below-The-Line Crew

Malcolm X Was Killed Today. Watch Orlando Bagwell's 2 1/2-Hour Doc 'Malcolm X: Make It Plain' Now

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 21, 2014 10:52 AM
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Malcolm X Was Killed Today... Watch 2 1/2-Hour Portrait Doc 'Malcolm X: Make It Plain' Now

Martin Luther King Jr Was Born Today; Which Of These 5 Film Projects On His Life Will We See First?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 15, 2014 2:46 PM
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Martin Luther King Jr Was Born Today; Which Of These 5 Film Projects On His Life Will We See First?

Watch Now - Amiri Baraka's 'Dutchman' (Black Man's Neuroses)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 9, 2014 5:08 PM
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Watch Now - Amiri Baraka's 'Dutchman' (Black Man's Neuroses)

2013 S&A Highlights - In Consideration Of Film Adaptations Of Chinua Achebe's Novels...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 2, 2014 6:44 PM
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2013 S&A Highlights - In Consideration Of Film Adaptations Of Chinua Achebe's Novels...

RIP Juanita Moore

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 1, 2014 4:06 PM
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RIP Juanita Moore

RIP James Avery

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 1, 2014 2:12 PM
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RIP James Avery

RIP Nelson Rolihlahla "Madiba" Mandela. July 18, 1918 - December 5, 2013

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 5, 2013 5:07 PM
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RIP Nelson Rolihlahla "Madiba" Mandela. July 18, 1918 - December 5, 2013

ArtMattan Films Remembers Senegalese Filmmaker Khady Sylla (1963-2013)

  • By ArtMattan Films
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  • October 21, 2013 11:47 AM
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African women filmmakers have a very hard time to have a voice in the concert of voices that today resonate in African cinema. The names of Safi Faye, Fanta Nacro, Khady Sylla, Wanuri Kahiu, Ana Lisboa, Nadia El Fani and many more are not well known. However, many of them have a body of work that is impressive as they go into areas that many of the male filmmakers don't even think about. Khady Sylla died last week at the age of 50 and she was an important personality in the context of Senegalese intellectual life. She was a writer, a filmmaker and a thinker. Her point of view about Islam and society, expressed in Angèle Diabang Brener film Islam and Women of Senegal (Sénégalaises et Islam), are very lucid and analytical regarding Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa and women.Khady Sylla directed three documentaries:- The Silent Monologue 2008- An Open Window -2005- Colobane Express-2000The Silent Monologue and Colobane Express are distributed by ArtMattan Productions.

Herman Wallace (Angola 3) Dies After Prison Release. Feature Doc 'Herman's House' Tells His Story

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 7, 2013 1:50 PM
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Herman Wallace who spent much of the last 41 years of his life behind bars, and in solitary confinement, has passed away, losing his battle cancer. He was 71 years old.Wallace, one of the Angola 3 prisoners, had advanced liver cancer, and died on Friday morning in New Orleans.
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