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Cameron Bailey Appointed Co-Head Of The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

The Board of Directors of TIFF - the Toronto International Film Festival, one of the most prestigious in the world - has announced today the appointment of Cameron Bailey to the newly created position of Artistic Director & Co-Head of TIFF. The role is a promotion and expansion of Bailey’s current position of Artistic Director, which he has held since 2012. Prior to that, Bailey...

Film

Melvin Van Peebles' Landmark 'Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song' Restored And Re-Released

I recall the first time I saw Melvin Van Peebles in person, at a Museum of the Moving Image tribute event in New York City, in early 2008, for the late St. Clair Bourne, who'd recently passed (December 2007). It was a moment I wouldn't soon forget. In short, during the tribute, which had the likes of Armond White, George Alexander and Esther Iverem as panelists, many attendees in...

Festivals,Film

Wanuri Kahiu's Kenya-Set Lesbian Love Story Will Have Its World Premiere At Cannes

Making its world premiere screening in the Un Certain Regard section of the the 2018 Cannes Film Festival is Rafiki (Friend), from multi-award-winning Kenyan filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu, whose past work has received much coverage here on S&A (including the sci-fi short film Pumzi), and who is also currently working with award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor to develop the animated feature...

Film

As Women's History Month Ends, Watch Documentary 'The Power of Art: Women’s Voices in Africa'

"Africa is not only a continent of war and crisis. There is also an Africa that is alive and well, and is often borne by women." The below film opens with those words by Odile Sorgho-Moulinier of the United Nations Development Program which predates author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's popular TED Talk, The Danger of the Single Story. Both, in effect, calls to action for those outside...

Clickables,Film

20 Documentaries About Black Women to Watch All Year (Not Just During Women’s History Month)

In 1987, after being petitioned by the National Women's History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as Women’s History Month. And since 1988, U.S. presidents have issued annual proclamations designating the month of March as Women’s History Month, which is recognized and celebrated every year in a variety of ways, all across the country,...