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 Bright Lights Film Journal The Distribution of Black Films (1)
The films of this period are referred to as race movies, and the practice of black filmmaking was established as a result of the great black migrations.
In the late ’60s, the film industry suffered severe economic problems stemming from the maturation of the television industry and the continuing complications of the 1948 Paramount Consent Decree — major Hollywood studios were forced to divest their interests in both film production and exhibition.
A black film not only has to be made by a black director, it has to feature a majority African-American cast with a concept that focuses on the black experience and is therefore targeted to African-American viewers. /36/distribution1.html   (1542 words)

 MovieBytes - Screenwriting Contests & Markets Online
First held in 1999, this unique “storytelling” competition is designed to promote understanding of African life through screenplays and documentaries and to create greater international cooperation in bringing African subject matter and locales to the screen.
THE MASTER FILMMAKERS SERIES is dedicated to bringing back the type of classic FILMS that were made before the $100 Million Dollar Movie and the Megaplex came into vogue.
Films such as Bonnie and Clyde, Easy Riders, Five Easy Pieces, Taxi Driver, Rocky, and other classic films that burned brightly across the landscape of the turbulent mid-sixties until the mid-seventies. /partners/script.cfm   (12534 words)

 Africana Resources for Undergraduates / Schmidt
A chronology of South African history as it pertains to the ANC, the Freedom Charter, and lists of ANC presidents and secretary generals are included.
A complete list of the volumes in the Heinemann African Writers Series which are still in print is available from the U.S. office (361 Hanover St., Portsmouth, NH 03801-3912).
Works of literature with brief annotations are listed by country, biographical information and a summary of criticism are provided for nearly one hundred of the best-known writers, and a list of major literature journals with brief descriptions of their content are included. /~libsalc/african/schmidt.html   (8897 words)

 South African movies we WANT to watch...
Does anyone not think that perhaps Leon Shuster does so well because there is NO OTHER South African films being made for commercial reasons?
I really hope Crazy Monkey changes things, but let's be honest, the only reason why they're doing a film is because MTV picked them up when South African TV stations weren't interested., its sponsors, contributors and advertisers disclaim all liability for any loss, damage, injury or expense that might arise from the use of, or reliance upon, the services contained herein. /Forum.aspx?c=97&l=196&fi=903   (219 words)

 Women Lawyers in Television Series
Based on the TV movie of the same name, this series features the adventures of three African American sisters, including a lawyer, Teri, played by Nicole Ari Parker.
One of the few shows to star an African-American attorney.
This series was cancelled at the end of the 2003 season. /ccorcos/lawhum/womenlawyerstvseries.htm   (2241 words)

Inspired by actual events, the film creates the first African legend of the 21st century dealing with ethno-religious tensions.
The first Colombian film to be selected for competition at the Cannes Film Festival, Rodrigo D is a shockingly accurate and timely portrayal of the reckless existence of youth in one of the most exciting and dangerous cities in Latin America, if not the world – Medellin, Columbia.
The film follows in exquisitely lyrical detail the quiet beauty and stoically accepted hardships of her life as, ten years later, she starts a love affair with her next employer. /irconf/films.htm   (966 words)

 African Films Movies and Video on the Internet
List of films at the African film festivals, 1991-1995, sponsored by the Seattle Public Library.
Has a 25 page list of African videos.They also have over 2000 slides which can be borrowed.
Film school "on film and television acting and technical skills." "ASA is focused on not only improving the quality of Ghanaian films, but on infusing them with information about social issues..." Has volunteer opportunities. /depts/ssrg/africa/film.html   (8326 words)

 African Films Movies and Video on the Internet
Has a 25 page list of African videos.They also have over 2000 slides which can be borrowed.
Listing of a business or organization is not an endorsement or guarantee regarding the products or services of the business or organization.
The Sixth Film Festival is June 9-13, 2004 and features several African films. /depts/ssrg/africa/film.html   (8326 words)

 African movies. Films from or about Africa on VHS and DVD
Maybe not very African in its style, but filmed on location in Africa, presenting a different image and unique as an African action movie and very entertaining.The theme of the film is good, but it all becomes TOO politically correct and the story becomes too artificial and actually a bit boring.
Anyone who has experienced life in a modern African city will enjoy the atmosphere and many of the scenes from this film.
The movie is "designed" to shaming us of the fact that the West didn't do anything to stop the bloodshed until it was too late -and this is exactly what it does. /africa/africanfilm.htm   (4427 words)

 African Films Movies and Video on the Internet
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"Renowned African stage actor Sotigui Kouyaté stars as Jacob and the world-famous Malian singer Salif Keïta plays his brother Esau." Seen as "an allegory for the origins of conflict between Jews, Christians and Muslims,...." or of the conflicts in Rwanda and Burundi.
African Connections, Inc., in Oakland, Calif., produces radio and cable TV programs on relations between Africa and Africans in the Diaspora. /depts/ssrg/africa/film.html   (7629 words)

 Desson Thomson's Top 10 Films (
"Moolaade." Ousmane Sembene's film, about the brouhaha in a West African village when an independent-minded woman refuses to allow four young girls to undergo the barbaric ritual of female circumcision (which is really the mutilation of genitalia), is harrowing but also terrific.
Not only devilishly witty, it's also a surprisingly affecting film about a family of zesty characters who happen to be superheroes: a potbellied dad who can't stop busting criminals, a mom with elastic powers and homemaking sternness, and two kids who have to keep their super abilities to themselves.
Set on the eve of the Hutus' genocidal massacre of the Tutsis in 1994, the film's about the bravery of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who harbors hundreds of Tutsis from slaughter. /wp-dyn/articles/A34267-2004Dec29.html   (1152 words)

 Ohio University Libraries Latin American Studies
Filmed in Havana among Afro-Cubans who practice Santeria (African spiritism), the video documents an important Guemilere, a ritual ceremony featuring dancing, singing, praying and drum beating, and in which the pantheon of 22 deities, or Orishas, of the Yoruba religion are invoked.
Film based on actual historical events involving the brutal military suppression of a series of strikes by rural workers in the southernmost province of Argentina in the early 1920's.
This film shows how dire economic conditions in Brazil have led to the murder of 500 street children per year. /subjects/latam/lavidlist.htm   (1152 words) DVD: Made In Britain [1982]
a skinhead on his downward spiral,out of court at the beginig of the film,for a racist crime, and down through assessment centres,unemployment centres,abandoned houses,theft cars.along the way,he takes another trouble maker as a companion-who happens to be an african- along the ride.
This Film appears to be more of a documentry than a film, The story line is a little week, however there is one their.
and the thimg is about these films( other good skinheads films the believer,romper stomper)you always end up liking the main character,but hate his beliefs at the same time. /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004S8JA   (1152 words)

 » List of fictional robots and androids :: Literature Blog :: Blog for the intellectual kind
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Today Steele has posted a list of 25 books helpful to citizens who might wish to evaluate whether Vice President Dick Cheney is guilty of dereliction of duty and high crimes and misdemeanors suchas might merit impeachment if he does not voluntarily resign from office.
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 Mohanlal the Great
The style and ur performances in these two films enthralled us to think that one day definitely u will cross india's border and reach the people of other continents.
Pl. avoid the films of Lohitadas, kg george and vinayan - these are not talented and just trash of our cinema.
Raj had super performances in those films which took him to Russia China Far East and Middle East countries and African continent. /mohanlal.asp   (482 words)

 Language Resources - Portuguese
There are also many creole varieties of Portuguese (when it combines with native African languages).
Earliest written records in Portuguese date from the 12th century and the literary language, developed out of the Vulgar Latin spoken in Roman Gallaecia and Lusitania and established in the 13th century, was based on the south-central dialect of Lisbon.
An Indo-European language and a member of the Romance group of languages, the mother tongue of nearly 200 million speakers and the official language of eight countries: Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal and São Tomé e Príncipe. /resources/portuguese/portu.php   (191 words)

All of these early TV systems shared the same aspect ratio of 4:3 which was chosen to match the Academy Ratio used in cinema films at the time.
Euronews is a pan-European news station, broadcasting both by satellite and terrestrially (timesharing on State TV networks) to most of the continent.
The main satellite TV providers are the South African Multichoice DStv service, and the predominantly French language Canal Horizons, owned by France's Canal Plus. /encyclopedia/t/te/television.html   (3527 words)

 South African Film Production, Crew and Services
South African David Goldblatt has been named the recipient of the 2006 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography, the most important photographic prize in the world.
For the maiden edition, movies are already in from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Liberia, Ghana, of course Nigeria and some are expected from French West African countries.
The African Movie Academy Awards, AMAA is an offshoot of the African Film Academy.   (4570 words)

 Disaster Movies
While most of the early, campy films featured formulaic plots and one-dimensional characters, a few, such as Irwin Allen's Towering Inferno and Poseidon Adventure, remain classics.
This multiple Oscar winner (Cinematography, Editing, and Song) is still considered one of the best disaster movies of all time—quite an accomplishment considering the film was produced in the pre-computer-driven effects era.
Paul Newman led the all-star cast of revelers celebrating the completion of the world's tallest building (138 floors). /spot/disaster1.html   (1155 words)

 Doc Films / Series Calendar
Wallace and Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Nominee for best movie at Cannes 2003 and winner of the Peace Award from the USA Political Film Festival 2005, this movie is based on the real experiences of Dr. Drauzio Varella at Carandiru, Latin America's largest penitentiary (demolished in 2002).
The movie depicts Rio's gangster violence before it was overtaken by the organized crime cartels of the 1980s. /calendar.shtml   (7314 words)

Breaking news from the major cities in Africa, the political debates, all brought to you through the eyes of Africans.
African cup soccer matches with all its excitement as the continent’s favorite sport.
See what Africans see, feel what Africans feel.   (150 words)

 Roger L. Simon: For your amusement - A BEST MOVIE LIST (UPDATED AND EXPANDED)
Still a lovely list, although it could be strongly argued that there should be two lists, the pre-blockbuster era and blockbuster era films.
Movies are like the sense of smell--hard-wired directly into the most primitive and emotional parts of the brain itself.
The disaster movie binge tried to accomplish this death, but they were still too tied to the conventions of studio control...or maybe they just sucked. /archives/00000452.htm   (4888 words)

 Films on Liberty and the State
In this movie, set in the Boer war of 1899-1902 in South Africa, the moral nightmare of the modern imperialist war is explored.
The movie brilliantly explores issues of predestination and free will while demonstrating the injustice of a "justice" system that punishes not for actual crimes, but for ones that are yet to be committed...
The movie, based on Boris Pasternak's novel, follows the poet Doctor Zhivago as his personal life is taken from him, one piece at a time, by the violence of the great utopian experiment. /content/film.asp   (9617 words)

 SA Film - News and resources for SA filmmakers
We aim to provide regular relevant news as well as listing contact details of various film-related organisations that may be of use to SOUTH AFRICAN filmmakers, such as training schools, trade unions and other organisations.
In fact a number of international feature films (such as the Ghost and the Darkness) have been shot and posted right here in South Africa using South African technicians and facilities.
South Africa was one of the earliest countries in the world to produce film. /reading/safaq.html   (1463 words)

 African/African American Resources
List of African films and videos from the University of Wisconsion- Madison.
African Americans in the Santa Clara Valley--The Coalition of African American organizations was formed to unite African Americans in Sacramento to work on common agendas, and to eleminate the social ills that affect the African American community.
Archives of African American Music and Culture--The Archives of African American Music and Culture is a repository and center devoted to the research and study of African American music and cultural life. /SS/homePages/MCProj/AfrAm.html   (4347 words)

 NewYorkish: Soap Operas & Fantasy Films: Hot Baby Names in '04
Then there are extensive lists of ethnic names, such as the sites that have compiled popular African-American first names.
Last week, the Social Security Administration released its annual list of the most popular baby names for 2003.
The Department of Health announces the most popular dog names for 2004, and the list is pretty much as... /newyorkish/2004/05/soap_operas_fan.html   (722 words)

 GuruNet — Content Map
list of higher formations British 1st (African) Division served under
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List of high schools in the District of Columbia /cm-dsname-Wikipedia-dsid-2222-letter-1L-first-20401   (94 words)

 African Films Movies and Video on the Internet
List of films at the African film festivals, 1991-1995, sponsored by the Seattle Public Library.
Has a 25 page list of African videos.They also have over 2000 slides which can be borrowed.
Listing of a business or organization is not an endorsement or guarantee regarding the products or services of the business or organization. /depts/ssrg/africa/film.html   (7629 words)

 FanFiction.Net: Gundam UC Collection of U.C.-based Gundam fan fiction, with search engine, list of authors / columnists, reviews and fan forum.
Top/Arts/Movies/Memorabilia/Posters Art and history of African Americans in film.
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FanFiction.Net: Gundam UC Collection of U.C.-based Gundam fan fiction, with search engine, list of authors / columnists, reviews and fan forum. /node-44731.html   (7629 words)

 English - All About All findings
Kim English is an African American electronica and house music singer born in Chicago, Illinois.
This is a list of foreign language comedy films.
This is a list of common misspellings in the English language. /search/English   (693 words)

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