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    Seattle International Film Festival 2011 Preview - "Sule And The Case Of The Tiny Sparks" "

    Sule And The Case Of The Tiny Sparks is an animated short directed by twin sisters Shawnee and Shawnelle Gibbs. Screening this month at the Seattle International Film Festival, the film follows an African girl’s quest to learn the meaning of the proverb “Great fires erupt from tiny sparks” so she s...

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    Seattle International Film Festival 2011 Preview - "The Rescuers"

    The Rescuers is heartfelt documentary examining "the goodness" of people who brave all to fight atrocities. Screening at the 2011 Seattle International Film Fest, the film made it's debut at the Palm Beach International Film Festival.

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    Nicole Beharie's "My Last Day Without You" Will Premiere At The Brooklyn Film Festival

    My Last Day Without You is a film we've anxiously awaited here at S&A...getting tidbits here and there. And now it looks like the movie, starring Nicole Beharie and Ken Duken, will premiere at the Brooklyn Film Festival this June (11th and 12th).

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    A Black Film Festival Grows In Finland

    There are black people everywhere... even in Finland (tongue firmly planted in cheek).

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    UK Premiere For Oswald Boateng Documentary "A Man's Story" Announced!

    There hasn't been much news on this film since our last post on this, in December 2010. As far as I know, the sales and production team behind it are negotiating release deals and dates, so it really hasn't screened very much since its worldwide debut at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival last October.

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    Cannes 2011 Preview – "Blue Bird"

    I came across this a couple of days ago while searching online for information about another film. Actually, it was the image that caught my attention, only to then find out that it's going to be screening at Cannes as part of the Director's Fortnight sidebar. Written and directed by Belgian filmmak...

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    Cannes 2011 – Short Film Corner Preview

    It would be fair to say that you could easily spend the whole duration of 2011 Cannes Film Festival in the Short Film Corner.

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    Cannes Countdown...

    OK, so we're finally down to just one weekend before Cannes, the press screening schedule has just been released today, and I'm in a sudden state of panicked (un)preparedness.

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    Cannes 2011 Preview – "Play" (Ingenious Thievery)

    Digging through the 2011 Cannes Film Festival lineup, looking for any titles with stories by and/or about people of African descent... I came across this Swedish feature titled, simply, Play, which will screen in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs (Directors' Fortnight) section of the festival, beginnin...

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    Seattle International Film Festival 2011 Preview - "A Lot Like You" (Identity Investigations)

    Continuing coverage of Diasporic films screening at this year's Seattle International Film Festival, which begins on the 19th of this month...

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