Tag: documentary film

Can documentary film as a genre do justice to the astounding life of Fela Kuti?

Documentary films truncate an entire life into fleeting bursts of exuberance and somber moments. Any moments that exist in between, however significant they are, are left out completely or brushed over. In making a documentary, on any subject, the director carves a narrative. And at times, the narrative carves itself. The decision then to make a documentary on the astounding life of Fela Kuti is a brave one. What do you exclude? What do you include? And most importantly, what informs these decisions?

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The Uprising

“The Uprising of Hangberg” is filmmaking at its incendiary best. Part agitprop piece, testimonies, campaign…

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'Promised Land'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLx070D91iY The Institute for Retired Professionals Fridays@One A Screening of PROMISED LAND with filmmaker YORUBA RICHEN and commentary by…
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