Posts By: Leslie Fields-Cruz

Times Change, But Still the Wind Blows

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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.

Stolen Story

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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.






We Fund Stories, Not Issues!

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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 »

Creating Lives, Creating Stories

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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 »

A Doing Your Doc Weekend – Oct. 14 – 16

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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 »

Check Out The Human Rights Watch Film Festival

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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 »

SEOUL Diaries: Goodbye Seoul – Last Day at INPUT 2011

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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 »