July 9, 2008 § Leave a comment
Here’s a link to info about a new piece I’ve been working on: dreams (sueños). It’s a short film that I think of as a visual poem in three parts. It is about the negotiation of the neighboring cities of Miami and Havana, both physically and politically. It will be in the show, Space is the Place, this summer at Diaspora Vibe Gallery, in Miami.
April 6, 2008 § Leave a comment
A documentary about Zora Neale Hurston will air this week on PBS.
February 16, 2008 § Leave a comment
from Alesh over at Critical Miami . . .
Is the Florida sugar industry suppressing documentaries about its labor practices? It would appear so. The Women’s Film Festival canceled a screening of Sugar Babies it “would create controversy and endanger [their] funding” and the Miami Film Festival has dropped the movie as well. See an older documentary here.
October 22, 2007 § 3 Comments
Here & Now:
African and African American Art and Film Conference
Date and Time:
November 15, 2007 November 18, 2007
Please see schedule for more information
Here and Now: African and African American Art and Film Conference focuses
on contemporary expressions in art and cinema from multiple perspectives
within the realm of African and African American visual culture. This
four-day conference looks at how African and African American artists
interpreted, documented, chronicled, and created images over the last twenty
years. By re-examining visual history through the voices of artists, art
historians, filmmakers, photographers, activists, editors, writers,
collectors and gallerists, “Here and Now” encourages a diverse perspective
of the imagery created in the 21st century. For more information and a
schedule of events please visit:
July 30, 2007 § 2 Comments
Back in October 2006, on my old blogger blog, I posted a link to the video piece, A Girl Like Me, by Kiri Davis. Well, she recently took home first place in the Cosmo Girl Take Action Hollywood Film Contest. (Thanks, Carla, for the heads up!) Congratulations, Kiri!
The film explores self-image concerns of young black women, and the ever present effect of slavery, racism and discrimination in our society. When you hear girls explaining for themselves why they feel the way they do, it’s hard not to listen up, and be motivated to do something. If you haven’t seen the film yet, check it out here.
Kiri won a $10,000 grant from Take Action Hollywood, a Windows Vista Ultimate laptop, an iPod Shuffle, and a Target gift card.
Find out more about Davis:
NPR discussion with Leonard Pitts about his op-ed piece referencing the film
July 24, 2007 § Leave a comment
IFC is hosting a free film festival in several cities throughout the country. Check out their website for local information. As for my two cities: the Miami film fest starts on Tuesday (info below), and the Detroit film fest starts August 28. Other cities include: Memphis, Denver, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington D.C. Film Fests have already passed in Phili and Atlanta.
Keep reading for Miami info . . .