In the latest mini- film from British-born creative/writer/director/filmmaker Ayesha Ramsay, the relationship between a Black girl and her hair is put into chilling perspective, leaving all the feels hanging out to dry. Viewers are swept into the dominant reality of natural hair, and society's influence on the Black girl's internal narrative. With her goal being to unearth the continuous pressures to conform to Western beauty standards, Ms. Ramsay is able to…Continue
Added by Eye Candy on August 23, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments
It is so important that an artist reflect the times. It is even more important that an artist be honest with the times, and with themselves. With director James Bland, these criteria serve as a model for his work- as he translates his personal point of view into that which we can not only relate, but want to see played out.
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The contributions of the 70's are often idolized and emulated, yet as the 'vintage' fads grow to a monumental height, many simply benefit from the era, lacking the proper education and point of view. In actuality, the 70's was more than just an impressive era to borrow clothes from, it was a booming, blooming decade of music- with a nightlife that was off the chain.
In the upcoming feature, written and directed by…Continue
In the recently published documentary by award-winning director Bobby J. Brown, the rise and fall of the greatest funk band ever is placed into the spotlight yet again.'Tear the Roof Off' is a raw, authentic account of the truth behind the one and only Parliament Funkadelic.
As the film unearths the dark side of fame, contrasting…Continue
More and more, filmmakers of color are solidifying their place in the media, and providing a strong platform for their point of views to be published. For director Khris Burton, the space for creation is not only filled, but exceeded. Born and raised in Martinique, the award-winning film maker has made it his mission to capture not only the stories of people of…Continue
Added by Eye Candy on August 16, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments
"What are you?"
"Where are you really from?"
The Blasian Narratives project is breaking the illusion of mixed bliss with its raw, organic representation of growing up in a society where- if your race isn't clear, neither are you.
This interactive, intimate multi-media production, delves into the…Continue
Added by The Race Card on August 11, 2016 at 4:05pm — No Comments
An Outlaw Films production, the much awaited documentary 'Outcast Forever' has finally come out on demand. First featured on AFROPUNK in 2011, the then work in progress follows the Outcast Motorcycle Club: the oldest all-black motorcycle club in…Continue
Added by Eye Candy on July 29, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Britain- based filmmakers Annetta Laufer and Shobu Kapoor are raising the bar with their new short film "Afro Punk Girl". Starring actress Danielle Vitalis and Larrington Walker, the Sci Fi film takes place in a dystopian, apocalyptic England, where "everyone has become migrants and are trying to escape to the 'New World.'" The team originally viewed their concept as futuristically out of this world, yet after Brexit and it's eminent repercussions, the idea is not as…Continue
Added by Eye Candy on July 26, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Some of the films I love include, The Green Mile, Equilibrium, The Matrix, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Photographing Fairies and TV series, In The Flesh.
These films are very different in their own right. However, what has always inspired me with the intelligent, Fantasy/Scifi/Horror genre, is the use of current/past issues within society and creating a brand new environment/setting to tell the story. It’s akin to the grotesque in fairy tales,…Continue
In this beautifully crafted and much needed commentary by D.C.-based artist Christie Neptune, the experiences 'of color' are put into a chilling perspective. While countering the 'hegemonic system' of whiteness, Neptune works to redefine individualism; a concept that is proven one of deep contemplation in terms of race, gender, and class. 'She fell from Normalcy' is the third and final installation of her multi-media series 'Eye of the Storm', and this particular project…Continue
Added by Eye Candy on July 14, 2016 at 4:21pm — No Comments
Though society is under construction, the education system seems to be falling a bit behind- especially in it's focus on the experiences of those "of color". In David Heredia's animated web series- "Heroes of color"- though, viewers are offered a clear history of the excluded experiences. Focusing primarily on the stories of Black, Native…Continue
'I can't go my whole life without addressing half of me, or at least half of my DNA'. This new film by London-based filmmaker Savanah Leaf, may be one of the most accurately raw interpretations of life as a single-parented child to take the screen. 'F Word' investigates the reality of a young black woman, Nicole(Savanna Small), and her struggle to address her absent father. The emotionally reflective journey…Continue
Bonjour Paris! We're back on May 18 for a screening of 'What happened, Miss Simone?', an incredible documentary about the powerful Nina Simone!
Rendez-vous le Mercredi 18 Mai à 19h à La Manufacture 111! (19, Boulevard Davout, 75020 Paris)
Les 35 premieres personnes qui RSVP et reçoivent une confirmation cette semaine pourront assister à la projection:
LES RSVP POUR LA PROJECTION SONT SOLD-OUT…Continue
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IN FRENCH (scroll down for text in English): Paris! Le deuxième événement de notre série Race Music aura lieu le Mercredi 20 Avril 2016 au Comptoir Général!
Les 30 premières personnes qui ont RSVP nous rejoindront pour la projection du film incroyable 'Mr. Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown' à 19h.
Puis nous vous invitons tous (même ceux qui n'assistent pas à la projection) à nous rejoindre après le film pour danser sur un DJ set de DavJazz!…Continue
Added by Sound Check on March 30, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments
IN FRENCH (scroll down for text in English): Annoncée la semaine dernière, la première édition parisienne de AFROPUNK Presents Race Music le 22 mars à la Maroquinerie est déjà un succès: les places pour la projection du documentaire inédit en France …Continue
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UPDATE: Billets disponibles ici pour le showcase de Michael Kiwanuka: http://www.digitick.com/michael-kiwanuka-concert-la-maroquinerie-paris-22-mars-2016-css5-nousproductions-pg101-ri3794349.html
IN FRENCH (scroll down for text in English): Annoncée la semaine dernière, la première édition parisienne de AFROPUNK…
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Take a look at the trailer for 'Generation Revolution' - an upcoming documentary about the new generation of black & brown activists, from the perspective of black and brown activists themselves. The co-directors/producers of the project (Cassie Quarless and Usayd Younis) state: "Generation Revolution is a feature-length documentary film that brings to screen the powerful story of London’s new generation of black and brown activists who are dead set on changing…Continue
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Erykah Badu will star in an upcoming skateboarding film produced by Nas (the rapper also produced its soundtrack), as reported by Variety. The feature length project, entitled 'The Land', was written and directed by Steven Caple Jr; and will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January. The story (as stated by its…Continue