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All Blog Posts Tagged 'Film' (83)

FEATURE: 'Between concrete and flesh: Us.' - The Latest Photo Series From Guadeloupean Filmmaker & Photographer Damien Jélaine

Check out the latest photo series from Guadeloupean photographer and filmmaker Damien Jélaine, entitled 'Between concrete and flesh: Us.' - a series that centers on three dancers (Joy Mass, Ablaye Dadinio Jhones, and Brandon Miel Masele). Jélaine tells us: This is my very last work before…


Added by Eye Candy on November 20, 2015 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

FILM: 'Akounak' - The Tuareg/Nigerien remake of 'Purple Rain'

Check out a short clip of new feature film, 'Akounak' - a Tuareg/Nigerien remake of 'Purple Rain' set in the city of Agadez, Niger. The clip is courtesy of Dangerous Minds, who describe the film as "a visually sumptuous and musically thrilling movie that works splendidly with or without the Purple Rain…


Added by Eye Candy on November 19, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: 'BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez' - The New Documentary About Pioneering Poet Sonia Sanchez

Take a look at the trailer for 'BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez' - a performance-packed documentary about Sonia Sanchez, the legendary African-American poet (featuring interviews and appearances by Questlove, Talib Kweli, Nikki Giovanni, Amiri Baraka, Ruby Dee, Yasiin Bey and more). The film's creators - Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater and Sabrina Schmidt Gordon - state: "Sonia Sanchez is a lion in literature's forest. When she writes, she roars." So said Maya Angelou about…


Added by Eye Candy on November 12, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: 'Not about a Riot', Filmmaker Malaika Aminata's documentary about the Baltimore Uprising - "The story the media didn't show"

Take a look at the trailer for filmmaker Malaika Aminata's new documentary, 'Not about a Riot' - a film that documents Baltimore's spirited response to the death of Freddie Gray. The filmmaker's camp state: "In April 2015, unrest struck the city of Baltimore as tension between citizen and police escalated after the death of unarmed citizen Freddie Gray. As we all watched buildings burn on News outlets, and army tanks patrol the street, filmmaker Malaika Aminata took…


Added by Eye Candy on November 9, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: “Am I: Too African to be American or Too American to be African?” - The New Documentary From Filmmaker Nadia Sasso

Take a look at the trailers for filmmaker Nadia Sasso's new documentary, “Am I: Too African to be American or Too American to be African?” - a film (the first in a series) that explores identity development and the tensions experienced between West African and American cultural experiences via candid interviews with first-generation West African-Americans. One of those interviewees is 'Awkward Black Girl'…


Added by Eye Candy on November 5, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

INTERVIEW + NEW TEASER PREMIERE: Filmmaker Nefertite Nguvu opens up about the independent release of her feature film 'In The Morning'

Filmmaker Nefertite Nguvu has been making the festival rounds with her feature film 'In The Morning', a film set in Brooklyn which "charts the emotional anatomy of the lives, loves, infidelities, and enduring friendships of a group of inter-connected New Yorkers over the course of one day". Nguvu is getting ready to distribute the film independently, and we caught up with her for an interview. Plus we're premiering a brand-new teaser for the film. Check…


Added by Eye Candy on October 29, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: Filmmaker Artemus Jenkins Explores The Shared Experiences of Life In New Movie About Atlanta Creatives - 'If You Know the Words, Feel Free'

Check out filmmaker Artemus Jenkins' new feature film, 'If You Know the Words, Feel Free'. The movie (produced by KarynRose Bruyning and Sean Fahie) centers on a group of Atlanta based artists and creatives inhabiting Atlanta, and explores their shared experiences. Jenkins states, "'If You Know the Words, Feel Free' is a film about life; the various ways…


Added by Eye Candy on October 20, 2015 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

FEATURE: Chrystèle Saint-Louis Augustin starring in French movie 'Mon Roi'

Congratulations to our beloved #AFROPUNKParis host, French West Indian actress and activist Chrystèle Saint-Louis Augustin, who's featured in major French movie 'Mon Roi' directed by Maïwenn (out this week). Pictured: Chrystèle rocking her afro on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet this year while promoting the movie.

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Added by Eye Candy on October 19, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Atlanta Renaissance Man, Sean Fahie, Talks Art

If you’re a part of the Atlanta art scene, you probably know who Sean Fahie is. He was honored by Creative Loafing, one of the city’s alternative news outlets, as the Renaissance Man for 2014. In addition to publishing two books, he’s produced two films, and maintains two regularly scheduled events around Atlanta. The city’s art scene has grown since Fahie moved here, and he’s partly responsible. He’s been hosting events in what now might be the hippest…


Added by Eye Candy on October 19, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: Atlanta's First Ever Sci-Fi Film And Art Festival Is Almost Near (Oct 31st)

Check out the teaser video for Atlanta's first Sci-fi film and art festival, taking place Sat Oct 31st 2015 1-7 at the Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center. The one day boutique festival will feature "compelling Sci-fi influenced Art and Prop/ Replicas from some of the best visual artists, both locally and internationally", states its organizers - the Multicultural Sci-fi Organization (MCSFO). The organizers say: "The mission of our annual Atlanta sci-fi…


Added by Eye Candy on October 6, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: 'Festival of Stories" - The Matatu Festival is back in Oakland This Week (September 23-26)

The Matatu Festival is back! Taking place this week from September 23-26, the Oakland based festival is set to be even bigger than last year. The Matatu team state: "Re-centered as the Matatu Festival of Stories, the multidisciplinary festival works to amplify the spectacular walk of ordinary people by way of film, music and performance. Saul Williams will host a dinner party reading from his new book, 'US(a.)', while Afro-Vegan Chef/Author Bryant Terry DJ's the…


Added by Eye Candy on September 22, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Matt Damon "Whitesplains" Diversity To Successful Black Woman Filmmaker

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's HBO show, 'Project Greenlight' (a show that gives new filmmakers the chance to make their first feature film), is now back for its fourth season. And on this season's premiere episode, Matt Damon graciously took it upon himself to "whitesplain" diversity to... a Black woman. Yes, a Black woman. That woman is experienced Hollywood filmmaker …


Added by The Establishment on September 17, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: "Increase The Understanding, Respect and Appreciation For Women" - Upcoming Web Series, 'Coffee and Cream'

Take a look below at the teaser video for actress Karin Nicole's 'Coffee and Cream' series - an upcoming web show which aims to connect all women by sharing normal daily thoughts and experiences women have or may eventually face. The 'Coffee and Cream' team state that the series (which began as a platform for Karin to open up and embrace her imperfections) was "developed to encourage and normalize conversation between women (as well as men) on these “minor” but…


Added by Eye Candy on September 16, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

INTERVIEW + TRAILER PREMIERE: ‘Ori Inu’ Graciously Shows Why Black Spirituality Matters

Chelsea Odufu, is the director, producer and writer of Ori Inu: In Search of Self, a thought-provoking film that tells the story of a young immigrant woman’s quest to examine her roots in the Afro-Brazilian religious practice Candomble. The film challenges us to look at the ways we are forced to…


Added by Eye Candy on September 11, 2015 at 11:36am — No Comments

FEATURE: Creating An Escape - The Art Of Painter And Filmmaker Maxine du Maine

Take a look at the striking art of painter and filmmaker Maxine du Maine. In an interview with her university's magazine, Maxine (who hails from St. Louis, MO) stated: “For me art has always presented an escape [...] Whenever you’re young and sad, hungry, upset, something, some people turn to cartoons, and I would just pull out a piece of paper…


Added by Eye Candy on September 4, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: 'Raising Dion' - A Superhero Comic Book, From The Parent's Point Of View

Check out this new superhero comic book, 'Raising Dion' - a superhero's story, but from their parent's point of view. Created by Dennis Liu (with illustrations from Jason Piperberg), the story centers on Nicole; raising her 7 year old son, Dion, who has superpowers. Liu states, "Life was hard enough keeping up with the bills, let alone trying to keep track of her son’s invisibility, plasma powers, and telekinesis. In order to study his progress, Nicole films her son…


Added by Eye Candy on September 1, 2015 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: Dancer & Actress Karen Bengo And Her ‘LEÇONS’ Short Dance Film

Check out this stunning short dance film from East African Born-British dancer and actress Karen Bengo - 'LEÇONS'. Bengo describes the film, directed by Kyle Stevenson, as ”a reference to the many lessons I have learnt in the process from it being an idea". Adding, "I created this video to cover my journey as a dancer from hip hop to commercial work (working for different music artists) to contemporary. The film also marks a point in my life where i feel like I'm…


Added by Eye Candy on September 1, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Richard Scott Thamar On The Joy And Struggle Of Being A Young Afro-Caribbean Film Director

My name is Richard Scott Thamar. I am a film director and a musician from Guadeloupe, French west Indies. At the moment, I mainly direct music videos (collaborating with musicians that I'm inspired by); and in my work, I'm interested in pushing the envelope of black beauty and black representation. Throughout my studies in France I realised that Afro Caribbean art, and even more generally black culture are hugely underexposed, unknown, and most of the time negatively…


Added by Eye Candy on August 14, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Visual Artist Ng'endo Mukii - Challenging Beauty Standards with 'Yellow Fever' Short Film

In this day and age the quest to attain Eurocentric beauty standards within the Afro-, Black, and African communities have come to an all time high. Media outlets have contributed greatly to the madness by constantly advocating blue-eyes, straight hair, and less pigmented skin — the natural appearance of many European descendants compared to natural African features. Unfortunately, our young, and often impressionable Black children subconsciously aspire to obtain those traits, due… Continue

Added by Eye Candy on August 11, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: 'The Unbabylonians' - The Captivating Photography Series From Guadeloupean Filmmaker Damien Jélaine

Take a look at the captivating work of photographer Damien Jélaine, a Guadeloupean filmmaker - introduced to the world of cinema by his mother at the age of 7 - who turned to photography as a way of creating visuals more frequently . Inspired by filmmakers such as Larry Clark, Spike Lee, David Lynch, Terrence Malick, Jélaine…


Added by Eye Candy on August 7, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

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