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Watch the trailer for visual artist Kara Walker’s new film, ‘An Audience’. Walker recorded people’s reactions to her ‘The Subtlety or the Marvelous Sugar Baby’ sculpture.The film can be seen from November 21, 2014 through January 17, 2015 at…
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FILM: Steve McQueen and Harry Belafonte set to join forces for Paul Robeson biopic

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 2:00pm 1 Comment

Award winning visual artist Steve McQueen, now noted for his directorial achievements in cinema - '12 Years A Slave', 'Shame' - has now announced that he will collaborate with Harry Belafonte to produce a film about the late American Singer, actor, and civil rights activist, Paul Robeson. During the announcement, McQueen disclosed that he's wanted to make a Robeson biopic for the past six years; but just didn't have the power to do so.…

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PHOTOGRAPHY: 'Bananas About Bananas' - the work of Ricardo Rivera

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 10:30am 1 Comment

Bananas have always been both exoticized and eroticized in our popular culture - think Josephine Baker's 'The Banana Dance'; so it's interesting to see the way that New York based fashion photographer Ricardo Rivera incorporates the phallic fruit into a body of work that deals so beautifully with dark skin and the black body. Explore Rivera's…

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BOOK REVIEW: Bridgett M. Davis - 'Into the Go-Slow'

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Bridgett M. Davis’s latest novel Into the Go-Slow is a remarkable tale that powerfully addresses the challenges that arise while on the search for the often hidden and misconstrued answers to life. Davis takes you on this adventure through the lens of a young, black woman from Detroit named Angie. Angie is in a very critical point in her life where she is trying to find meaning and purpose amidst the whirlwind that she has been tossed into. The death of her eldest…

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FILM: Award winning documentary Death Metal Angola gets its NYC theatrical premiere this week

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

The award winning documentary Death Metal Angola will get its NYC theatrical premiere this week at Cinema Village, 7pm on Friday 21st. The film tells the story of Sonia Ferreira, 'a war survivor, lover of rock music, and mother to 55 orphans - as she and her partner, the Death Metal musician Wilker Flores, launch Angola's first-ever national rock concert.'  Watch the trailer, below; and for more info on the premiere - which will include a…

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DEATH METAL ANGOLA TRAILER 

The award-winning documentary DEATH METAL ANGOLA is premiering at the DOC NYC festival this Saturday, Nov 16, 9:45 pm at the IFC.  AfterParty at Midnight at 107 Suffolk Street sponsored by the Black Rock Coalition, headlining Metal pre-teen sensation (thanks in large part to Afropunk) Unlocking the Truth and Brooklyn hardcore punk band Dead Serious.  

Nov 18th, Fulbright sponsored panel with directors of Death Metal Angola and Detropia. That night the US State Department flies me to Angola as an official Arts Envoy to premiere DMA at the Luanda International Film Festival on the 20th and on the 23th in Huambo - followed by a rock concert in the Okutiuka Orphanage.  

DMA and Fulbright have teamed up to tour the film around the United States in the Spring.  We just launched the DMA Resilience Tour fundraising campaign to pull it off: http://dma.rockethub.com

Join us and spread the word!!

 
 
 


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