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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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FILM / NATIONAL BLACK PROGRAMMING CONSORTIUM

[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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MUSIC BREAK: NINA SIMONE

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

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DOCUMENTARY "BRONX PRINCESS" ON TV

“Bronx Princess,” the documentary about the conflict between a Ghanaian immigrant-raised teenager (bound for college) and her mother in the Bronx will be shown on PBS (here in the US)…..

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FILM: "DEMOCRACY IN DAKAR" … IN HARLEM

The film (see the trailer here), which traces the evolution of Senegalese hip hop, will have a short run at Maysles Cinema in Harlem, September 23-27, 2009, on Malcolm X…..

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Mugabe and The White African

This film about the struggle between a 74-year old white Zimbabwean farmer and the government of Robert Mugabe to forcibly seize his land in 2008, is one of four documentaries…..