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    Raising Funds: Disadvantaged Black Students at Yale Visit Cuba in Doc "Black and Cuba"

    Raising funds via Indiegogo, the documentary Black and Cuba, directed by Robin J. Hayes, professor at The New School, follows a group of disadvantaged African American students at the prestigious Yale University, who take a field trip to Cuba to see "how revolution lives," and to get ...

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    Funding Now: Documentary "Flex is Kings" On Street Dance in Brooklyn

    The feature length documentary Flex is Kings, helmed by Deidre Schoo and Michael Beach Nichols, is currently funding via Kickstarter with 20 days to go. Flex is Kings centers around the underground street dance culture called "Flexing," set in an impoverished and crime-ridden area in ...

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    Kickstarter-Funded Projects Dominate SXSW Lineup. Crowdfunding Fever!

    I found this fascinating enough to share... I guess I shouldn't be surprised, but I've never really given it much thought. This from the Kickstarter blog:

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    "The Highwaymen" - Fine Art As An Escape From Jim Crow South Hard Labor (Fundraising)

    This looks very much a worthwhile project to invest in. 

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    "The Supreme Price" - New Doc On Movement To Increase Participation Of Women In Leadership Roles In Nigeria

    Chicken & Egg Pictures - the award-winning hybrid film fund and non-profit production company dedicated to supporting women filmmakers - recently announced its 2012 Open Call grant recipients - quite the international list of projects, including stories set in Africa that immediately got my...

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    Inspired By Haitian Director Raoul Peck, Norwegians Set Up Fund To Back Films From "Developing Countries"

    With the 2012 submission deadline being just 3 days away, we are obviously late on this but I only just found out about it.

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    Help Matthew Cherry And "The Last Fall" Get To SXSW (Fundraising)

    As you probably already know by now, Matthew Cherry's feature film debut The Last Fall will make its worldwide debut at the SXSW Film Festival next month.

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    Trailer Watch: "Red Tails" Actor Nate Parker Producing Powerful Racial Doc "Resurrecting Love: The Cemetery That Can Heal A Nation"

    Actor Nate Parker, who's recently received high marks for his performance in Red Tails and Red Hook Summer, can now add the title "executive producer" to his resume since he's joined award-winning author China Galland to release a powerful documentary based on Galland's book, L...

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    "Wilmington On Fire," A Documentary Unveiling Major Massacre Of Black Township In NC With Pete Chatmon Producing, Needs Your Help

    Every now and then, I come across projects that send me on a fervent Google search for info and that was the case with filmmaker Christopher Everett's Wilmington On Fire, a documentary in development detailing a little-known, bloody massacre that took place in North Carolina in 1898.

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    "The People v. Aissatou Ba" (Immigrant Housekeeper Picks Up Pieces Of Her Life As Assaulter Walks Free)

    A fundraising effort is underway for this project from NY-based filmmaker Iquo B. Essien. She only has 10 days left in the campaign to reach her $12,000 goal, so you're encouraged to act now if you deem the project worthy of your contribution.

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