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Exclusive: Blitz Bazawule Challenges Hollywood's Africa Narrative With Magical Realist 'The Burial Of Kojo'

Blitz Bazawule (aka Blitz the Ambassador), the visionary Ghanaian-American musician and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NYC, will premiere his long-awaited feature film directorial debut tonight at the Urbanworld Film Festival in New York City. Titled The Burial of Kojo, the film follows the tumultuous relationship between two brothers, Kojo and Kwabena. Kojo causes a car accident that...

News,Film

Exclusive: Infamous 419 Scam Under Scrutiny In Trailer For Spike Lee-Exec Produced 'Nigerian Prince'

It's a very rare occasion when a film written and directed by a filmmaker of Nigerian descent, starring a mostly Nigerian cast, telling a story set primarily in Nigeria, with a production crew partly comprised of Nigerians, is distributed in the US theatrically by an American company. Therefore, when it does happen, it's certainly noteworthy and should be highlighted. Faraday Okoro's...

Film

Exclusive: Check Out The Trailer And Poster For LAFF-Bound, South Central Black Cowboys Documentary, 'Fire On The Hill'

Making its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival (LAFF) this Sunday, September 22 at the LAFF, is director Brett Fallentine's Fire on the Hill, a feature length documentary that tells the intriguing story of the last public horse stable in South Central, Los Angeles called Hill Stable, where a relatively unknown culture of urban cowboys is under threat, with focus on the lives...

Film,Interviews

#BlackWomenFilmmakersSpeak: Meet NYC-Based Tamika R. Guishard, A Self-Described "Pedagogical Filmmaker"

Black Women Filmmakers Speak is a series curated by Shadow and Act that spotlights women visionaries in film and their inspiring body of work. For the full introduction to this series and an overview of the filmmakers featured, head here. Hollywood's story has long been a white, heterosexual male-dominated narrative, and a key goal for #BlackWomenFilmmakersSpeak is to celebrate...

Interviews,Film

#BlackWomenFilmmakersSpeak: Meet NYC-Based Venise Stephenson, Who Wants More Personal, Humanistic, Experimental Stories Of Black Life

Black Women Filmmakers Speak is a series curated by Shadow and Act that spotlights women visionaries in film and their inspiring body of work. For the full introduction to this series and an overview of the filmmakers featured, head here. Hollywood's story has long been a white, heterosexual male-dominated narrative, and a key goal for #BlackWomenFilmmakersSpeak is to celebrate...