Currently in development is a scripted feature film titled Bleeding Sunshine, directed by Yaa Boaa Aning, that tackles the illegal trade of human beings for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation and/or forced labor. Starring Subile Nabor, Adjetey Anang, Leon Davids, Chris Attoh, Omar Captain, and Amanorbea Dodoo, the film’s synopsis reads: An academically gifted school girl risks […]
H/T to the Black Women of Brazil blog for alerting me to this… From writer Paulo Lins, who wrote the novel that the 2002 acclaimed (and everybody’s favorite) film, Cidade de Deus (City Of God), was based on, comes a new Brazilian TV series titled Subúrbia, which follows the life of Conceição, a poor young woman who leaves […]
Below is the trailer for the extremely well-made and quite touching short film Barbasol written by Kiara C. Jones and directed by Ralph Scott, which will be screened at the Urbanworld Film Festival in New York Sept 19-23. The fim deals with “a man who desires a bond with his elderly father. He realizes that he is running out of time due to […]
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From an OWN press release (watch a preview of the show at the bottom of this post): OPRAH WINFREY SPEAKS EXCLUSIVELY WITH USHER ON “OPRAH’S NEXT CHAPTER” SUNDAY, SEPT. 16 Oprah Winfrey travels to Atlanta for an intimate interview with Grammy Award-winning RB artist Usher Raymond IV who speaks publicly for the first time — […]
In the spirit of the Buena Vista Social Club, comes Legends of Ska from director General Moses. Calling itself a documentary film focusing on the sights sounds of Jamaica during the early 1960s, Legends of Ska will intersperse old and new concert footage, interviews with characters who played a significant role in the early ska days of the 1960s, […]
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BET Networks has begun unveiling its official fall lineup, and we’ll have coverage of noteworthy new shows right here on SA, including previews. The network announced yesterday that the debut of one of its anticipated new fall series, Don’t Sleep!, hosted by T. J. Holmes, (aka LL TJ) will happen on Monday, October 1 from 11-11:30 […]
The Walking Dead, season 3, episode 1 will air on Sunday, October 14, at 9pm, as announced by producer Glen Mazzara today during the hit show’s Comic-Con panel, where a preview of season 3 was shown to fans who were present. Sure enough, with a quick search, I found the 4-minute preview online, and it’s embedded below, so […]
After successfully raising money for her short Busted On Brigham Lane last year, filmmaker Talibah L. Newman‘s film is now a finalist in the American Black Film Festival‘s HBO short film competition. I posted last year about her desire to explore familial relationships with her work and her latest project does just that as a […]
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Produced by Steven Markovitz (he also produced Viva Riva!), and directed by Eddie Edwards, Rollaball is a feature-length documentary about Ghana’s skate soccer team, the Rolling Rockets, who play a skateboard-inspired version of soccer adapted to suit their disability. The film is currently in production, due to be released in 2013. You can *like* its Facebook page […]
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An intriguing project 4 years in the making titled Walk With Me, directed by Tanisha Christie and Ellie Walton, it’s set to make its world premiere at the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival (inaugural AFFRM partner) on April 22, 2012. The feature documentary’s short story goes… Against the backdrop of moments of historical social change, […]
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