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Crowdfund This: Veteran British Filmmaker Menelik Shabazz’s Fresh Look at Male/Female Relationships

Crowdfund This: Veteran British Filmmaker Menelik Shabazz's Fresh Look at Male/Female Relationships

Menelik Shabazz can legitimately claim that he
has “been at the forefront of Contemporary
British Cinema for over 30 years.”

Filmmaker (“The
Story of Lovers Rock,” “Burning an Illusion”), producer, magazine publisher (Black
Filmmakers Magazine), educator and film festival organizer Shabazz has been on the
cutting edge of not just black cinema, but of world cinema, for decades.

And now, with
his latest film in progress, he takes an unexpected turn and looks at the
subject of black love and relationships; and guess what? It’s not just African American
men and women who are bemoaning the
state of black relationships today.

It’s a worldwide
problem, no matter where you live. Is it a cultural thing or is it the
nature of society nowadays? What forces, societal, historical and cultural have
brought things to such a sorry state? How
did we get this way, and how can we make things better?

Those, and
other questions, are at the heart of his new documentary, “Looking for Love,” which
is now in post-production.

Shabazz has turned to Indiegogo to raise
about £19,000 (about $28,000) to help him complete his film for theatrical release
next year.

He feels
that it’s important to get the film made and released, since he believes that it
will be part of “a movement, a social
shift that is transforming, empowering and healing communities.” And we
need that today, more-so than ever.

Go to the
film’s Indiegogo page go HERE.

Watch a promo/pitch video below:

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