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Posts By: Leslie Fields-Cruz
If we are honest with ourselves, systemic racism is not likely to end in our lifetimes, our child’s lifetime or even our grandchild’s lifetime. But it’s when the media trucks have rolled out of town and the social media users are back to commenting about the Kardashians, that we must draw upon the resilience of the ancestors, gather our reserves, renew our partnerships, stand together with our allies and move forward. No, it’s not to continue the dialogue, but to advance it.
This highly contested film documents two filmmakers and their accidental discovery of people who claim they claim are enslaved in Polisario-run refugee camps in the Western Sahara.
Many producers wonder why their projects weren’t selected for funding to help make their films. Allow us then, to give you some insight. In some cases declination of a project is because the producer didn’t satisfy a number of critical requirements needed for a documentary, such as an appropriate budget estimate, qualified personnel for the… Read more »
I’ve been told that producing a film is almost akin to giving birth to a baby. Having only the experience of giving birth to a human I can’t really say if they are the exact same thing. But in celebration of Mother’s Day here’s a shortlist of African American women filmmakers who have done both!… Read more »
I left New York City early Saturday morning on a JetBlue flight bound for Los Angeles. Where am I headed? To the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF). This year is PAFF’s twentieth anniversary. It’s one of the largest American film festivals showcasing narratives, documentaries and short films of the Pan African experience. It’s one of… Read more »
Alright, if any of you follow my Facebook page you may have seen my post about traveling on a Friday afternoon. I rarely travel on a Friday if a I can help it, and when I do, I try to book an early morning flight to avoid crowds and delays. I am not one for… Read more »
NBPC is thrilled to support two wonderful films this year featured as part of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival – a wonderful story of a TV show in Kenya designed to deal with the post election violence, and the moving biography of human rights activist and world-renowned musician Harry Belafonte – and as part… Read more »
Today is the reason I am in Seoul. NBPC submitted a number of programs to the INPUT selection committee in November. The only project to make it to the international round was “NORA,” one of the programs that appeared on NBPC’s AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange series. When I found out that it made the… Read more »