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FEATURE: 'Outcast Forever' the much anticipated motorcycle documentary finally released on demand

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…


Added by Eye Candy on July 29, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: New film Afro Punk Girl tests the barriers of race and gender leaving audiences reflectively engrossed

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…


Added by Eye Candy on July 26, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

OP-ED: My journey as an indie young Black female sci-fi filmmaker

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,…


Added by Eye Candy on July 21, 2016 at 1:11pm — 1 Comment

FEATURE: Fine artist Christie Neptune shares visually captivating and thought-provoking commentary on the African American experience in new show 'She fell from Normalcy'

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…


Added by Eye Candy on July 14, 2016 at 4:21pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Video series, "Heroes of color", gives us the history lessons we should've received

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…


Added by Eye Candy on July 5, 2016 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

FEATURE: Chilling short film by Savanah Leaf, 'F Word' offers truthful glimpse into the realities of adolescents in single-parent homes

'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…


Added by Eye Candy on July 1, 2016 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

AFROPUNK Presents Race Music in Paris: 'What happened, Miss Simone?' film screening + Music May 18

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:



Added by Sound Check on May 9, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

AFROPUNK Presents Race Music in Paris: 'Mr. Dynamite' film screening + DJ Set April 20

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!…


Added by Sound Check on April 13, 2016 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

NEW MUSIC: Open Mike Eagle and Paul White's 'Hella Personal Film Festival' Is A Goddamn Masterpiece #SoundCheck

At this point, I greet every Open Mike Eagle Record as a holiday. Clear the schedule (or at least find an hour or two to turn the phone off and close my e-mail tabs) and listen with headphones and sink in to Eagles strange universe. On an impressive run starting with 2012's 4NML HSPTL, each new release from the self-proclaimed art-rapper has set the bar higher; offering a new banquet of boundary-pushing sounds, insightful juxtapositions, and choice lines. “Rap music has ruined me /… Continue

Added by Sound Check on March 30, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

AFROPUNK Presents Race Music in Paris: film screening + Michael Kiwanuka Live on March 22

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 …


Added by Sound Check on February 23, 2016 at 4:00am — No Comments

AFROPUNK Presents Race Music in Paris: film screenings & after-parties starting March 22

UPDATE: Billets disponibles ici pour le showcase de Michael Kiwanuka:

IN FRENCH (scroll down for text in English): Annoncée la semaine dernière, la première édition parisienne de AFROPUNK…


Added by Sound Check on February 18, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments

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Added by Bok Kunda on January 26, 2016 at 11:49am — No Comments

FEATURE: 'Generation Revolution' - A Documentary About The New Generation Of Black & Brown Activists

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…


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

FEATURE: Erykah Badu Stars In New Skateboarding Movie Produced By Nas - 'The Land'

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…


Added by Eye Candy on December 4, 2015 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

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

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