"Without Commitment There Can Be No Success" Denzel Washington at NAACP Image Award
Haile Gerima's fierce and independent films are about identity, independence and activism. Listen to his interview.
Quoting Viola Davis her speech last night for her Golden Globe win for best Supporting Actress in 'FENCES'
" Very Seldom does the average person get their due, ...especially with people of color," she said, noting that most black stories that make the big screen are biopics.
"It's always someone who did something tremendous in life that changes...our country. But I also like the stories of the smaller people.
I think it encapsulates [us all] and is universal and inclusive.
That's what August did."
Thank you, Ms Davis
We should all know about the atrocities perpetrated by King Leopold II of Belgium, it's something we should have learnt in school alongside the atrocities of th...e holocaust. That most of us don't is "part of a long history of colonialism, imperialism, slavery and genocide in Africa that would clash with the social construction of the white supremacist narrative in our schools. It doesn’t fit neatly into a capitalist curriculum."
Representation is half of the work and follows the rest.... Here is a good example of a visionary director’s work and an actor’s role in healing the wounds of neglect.
Here's an article about Steve McQueen's Film "12 Years a Slave" from The Guardian. What do you think about this film?
Be sure to read the Tadias interview with Ethiopian filmmaker Yidnekachew Shumete