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News,Web Series

‘The North Pole’ web series hilariously tackles gentrification and climate change in Oakland

Roughly every major city has experienced or is experiencing gentrification, so locals reclaiming their stories is important. In The North Pole, filmmakers Darren Colston, Josh Healey and Yvan Iturriaga tackle gentrification, global warming and gluten-free donuts in the ever-evolving city of Oakland, California. Ecological justice organization, Movement Generation,...

News,Short Films

South African short film on natural hair, 'Hair That Moves,' is now on Amazon Prime

The natural hair movement is not just the black-and-white “relaxed vs. natural” conversation, but there are intra-conflicts within the community itself: loose curls vs. tight curls. Recently acquired by Gravitas Ventures, Hair That Moves is a South African short film about a young black girl who attends a suburban private school, which leads to her fascination with coveting wavy locks...

Web Series

‘The Process’ web series navigates the conflicted world of career and relationships

Anyone who has ever pursued a professional passion knows what it’s like to juggle your dreams with the work required for a healthy romantic relationship. From actor and writer David Hunter, Jr., The Process follows Nathaniel and Danielle Collison as they try to maintain balance and peace in their relationship despite the uncertainties of Nathaniel's pursuit of a career as an...

News

‘Red White Black & Blue Odyssey’ showcases a rugby program in south Los Angeles

Access to recreational sports is important for any young student as it teaches them discipline and team-building, but it is especially essential for inner-city youth who battle many systemic risk associated with poverty. From XLrator Media, Red White Black & Blue Odyssey is a documentary following ICEF Rugby, a program dedicated to South Los Angeles inner city high school...

Short Films

'HANATU' is a short film that celebrates the confidence and hope of a young village girl

Hailing from Golden Effects Pictures, HANATU is a story of hope and triumph despite circumstances. Produced and directed by Kunle Afolayan, HANATU follows young corps member Preye who helps a little village girl who lost her father in a tragic accident, from which she barely survived with a lost leg. Preye encourages the girl by helping her obtain a prosthetic leg via The Sahara...