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    Cinematographers Arthur Jafa & Malik Sayeed Team w/ Curator Elissa Blount-Moorhead to Launch New Film Production Company

    A group of talented people have gotten together to form a new film studio and production company, with the aim to expand the concept of what "black indepedent cinema" is

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    It’s About the Notes You Don’t Play: Friday Evening at the 3rd Annual Blackstar Film Festival

    “Terence Nance & Kahlil Joseph: In Conversation” capped off a couple of nights that feature Joseph-associated programming. Jafa’s “Dreams Are Colder Than Death,” co-produced by Joseph, was screened the previous night, opening night, and featured a Q & A moderated by Greg Tate.

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    Blackstar Film Fest Review: 'Dreams Are Colder Than Death' Is a Haunting Exploration of the Contours of Present-day Blackness

    Jafa attempts to answer the question through the voices and images of acclaimed poet Fred Moten, artist Kara Walker, filmmaker Charles Burnett, professors Hortense Spillers, Saidiya Hartman, Magic City dancer Portia Jordan, and b-roll footage of everyday black life.

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    Isaach De Bankole and Cassandra Wilson, Directed by Arthur Jafa

    I love when I stumbled upon *artifacts* like this one, featuring artists whose work I follow and appreciate.

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    LAFF Review: Arthur Jafa Conducts Multilayered Exploration of Blackness in 'Dreams Are Colder Than Death'

    What does it mean to be black in America In the 21st century, at a time when we have a black president and black advancement, but major racial disparities in wealth, health, and prison sentences still plague us greatly?

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    Arthur Jafa & Kahlil Joseph Team Up For 'Dreams are Colder than Death' World Premiering At LAFF - See Full Lineup

    Arthur Jafa & Kahlil Joseph Team Up For 'Dreams are Colder than Death' World Premiering At LAFF - See Full Lineup

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