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People's Culture

[vodpod id=Video.3322857&w=450&h=370&fv=] Priceless footage of 1980s Community Arts Project in Durban, which, according to one of the founders, artist Bruno Brincat, was “… an idealistic arts project that was ahead…..

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'To Stay Illegally or To Die"

I am not sure about the ethics involved in making this film or how truthful the experiences of British journalist Sorious Samura are, but “Living with Illegals,” his 50 minute…..

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Staying Alive in Johannesburg

Part 1, above, of the Dutch TV documentary film, “Staying Alivein Joburg.” The film is limited in its focus–its primarily a walk through inner city Johannesburg ahead of the 2010…..

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The People of the Largest Slum in Africa

Unsentimental–and to some even quite shocking–documentary film about the residents of Nairobi’s Kibera slum screened on Al Jazeera English.  (The opening few minutes are quite graphic, showing a new born…..

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[vodpod id=Groupvideo.3745903&w=425&h=350&fv=%26file%3DBITS-final_350k.flv%26image%3D%2Fmedia%2Ffiles%2F335%2Fburnning-remix.jpg%26backcolor%3D000000%26frontcolor%3D10b1a2%26lightcolor%3D000000%26streamer%3Drtmp%3A%2F%2Ffc.ovsmedia.net%2Fa1662%2Fo15%2Fnbpc] I like the documentary film programming put out by The National Black Programming Consortium here in the US. They’re also got with programming that explore life on the…..

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Weekend Links

So as usual, a bunch of links–new as well as ones–that have piled up in my bookmarks folder. First, some good news: a Sudanese court only fined–but did not flog–Lubna…..

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Above and below are excerpts from the documentary “”Nina Simone: Great Performances–Live College Concerts & Interviews.”