Nationwide Series Will Screen Films From Countries Affected by Travel Ban (‘Fishing Without Nets’ Included)

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A coalition of movie theaters across the United States announced today “The Seventh Art Stand,” a nation-wide series of film screenings and discussions during which participating theaters, community centers and museums will show films from the countries affected by Islamophobia… Continue Reading

Watch the Father of African Cinema, Ousmane Sembène’s Last Recorded Interview Before His Death in 2007

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2016 marked an important year in the history of African cinema, as we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the seminal film “La Noire De…” (“Black Girl”) by Ousmane Sembene, the “Father of African cinema,” which helped launch an era in film… Continue Reading

National Tour Announced for ‘Invisible Women’ (Doc On Race-related Issues Affecting Black Women in the Corporate World)

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With the premiere of “Hidden Figures” (a film that highlights the ignored history of the immense contributions black women made to the Space Race of the 1960s) just a couple of months away, Head Not The Tail Productions (HNTT Productions) is… Continue Reading

‘Too Black to Be French’ Explores Colonial Past, Race and Persistence of Racism in France Today

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From French-Ivorian filmmaker Isabelle Boni-Claverie comes a new documentary titled “Too Black to Be French,” which explores the role of race and the persistence of racism in France, as well as the impact of the country’s colonial past, soliciting anonymous individuals to speak… Continue Reading

Review: ‘Carmen & Geoffrey’ – Dance Icons of the African Diaspora (6/6 at Film Forum NYC)

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Married since 1955, not long after they met after working together in Harold Arlen’s “House of Flowers,” Geoffrey Holder and Carmen De Lavallade’s work and personal lives are documented in the inspiring and quirky documentary “Carmen & Geoffrey,”which New Yorkers should… Continue Reading