Category: Movies

Sudan presents “You Will Die at Twenty” for Oscars

By SAMY MAGDY | AP

Nearly two years after the overthrow of autocrat Omar al-Bashir, Sudan is taking steps to rejoin the international community from which it was long shunned. That includes its film industry. For the first time in its history, Sudan has a submission for the Academy Awards.

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28th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival to hold with New York premieres

By Black Star News

The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) will celebrate its 28th anniversary virtually nationwide for the first time from Nov. 27 to Dec. 13 with 75 narratives and documentaries from 31 countries including 26 World, US and New York premieres.

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Gentille M. Assih | Togolese director sheds light on the role immigration plays on domestic violence

By Pat Mullen | Point of View

Togolese Director Gentille M. Assih gives voice to survivors of domestic violence in Into the Light. This production from the National Film Board of Canada features the stories of several women of West African origin in Quebec who break their silence about the pain they endured with their partners. 

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Diaana Babnicova | Ghanaian Child who Stars in Hollywood Xmas Movie Jingle Jangle

By YEN

The Ghanaian UK-based child actress, Diaana Babnicova, has come under the spotlight after starring in Netflix’s Hollywood Christmas feel-good family film titled Jingle Jangle.

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Santana | movie produced in Cape Town hits Netflix worldwide #1

by Kirsten Jacobs  | Capetownetc

South Africans can beam with pride as another original film has struck gold with Netflix. Santana, a movie written, filmed and edited in Cape Town has recently reached number one worldwide on the streaming platform.

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In support of “Heart of Africa”

 BY DAN PETERSON | Patheos

I was heartbroken at what happened to the Latter-day Saint film Heart of Africa upon its debut on 13 March 2020.  That was the very day — Friday the thirteenth, no less — on which BYU classes were canceled for the first time because of the surging coronavirus pandemic.  (I remember the date very well, obviously, because it affected me directly and personally.) 

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A Girl From Mogadishu – Review by Donna Torrence

by Donna Torrence | Blackfilm.com

“I don’t want to be a victim. I want to be a voice,” says Ifrah Ahmed, who has become the voice and face of the fight to end female genital mutilation around the globe.  A Girl From Mogadishua powerful drama about Ahmed’s life and journey, made its US premiere on July 15th on Showtime and will continue to air during the summer.

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American Film Institute hosts global premiere of Kenyan Film THE LETTER

By Ebimo Amungo

A Kenyan produced film, “The Letter” has had its Virtual World Premiere after it was aired online at an event hosted by the American Film Institute on June 21. The coronavirus pandemic upended earlier plans to show the film in cinemas. The Letter was produced over the course of six years by Maia Lekow and Christopher King, a husband and wife team who live in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Official Trailer for ‘Runner’ Doc Film About Guor Marial a South Sudanese Olympian

by Alex Billington | Firstshowing.net

“Inside of me, my heart is always on fire…” 

An official trailer has debuted for a documentary titled simply Runner, about the world famous Olympian named Guor Marial. When he was a child, he fled from Sudan and escaped its oppression in America. Years later, ready to compete in running, he had to fight the IOC to be an independent runner for South Sudan but eventually was given the chance to compete in the marathon event in the 2012 Olympics. 

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Guor Marial: From Sudan To New Hampshire To The Olympics, ‘Runner’ Recaps An Incredible Journey

By Erin Trahan | wbur

About seven years ago, Bill Gallagher was sipping an afternoon coffee, casually flipping through the news. One story grabbed his attention: Marathoner Guor Mading Maker had qualified for but declined a 2012 London Olympics bid because he couldn’t represent the newly formed nation of South Sudan.

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