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The Afropolitan Today — Film

Danny Glover and Louverture Film

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[DROITS RÉSERVÉS - COPYRIGHT Michel CORBOZ] So apparently Danny Glover (who is enjoying a post-Die Hard career as an international activist) was making a film on Toussaint Louverture, who was basically a liberator of Haiti and is viewed as one of the great black historical figures. However, the whole project was derailed after he was unable to secure financing from any Hollywood executives. I'm pretty bummed about this, b/c I love his life story and think it would make an excellent biopic. Why is it hollywood can fund biopics about African American Gangasters, sports figures and musicians but not politicians,...

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Zanzibar Film Festival (2007)

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 Here is a great clip about the renowned film festival. I'm going one day! Check out the link to ZIFF on the left hand side column, under "Film".

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New Afropolitan Show!

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This comes from Ya Ma'Afrika: "Created, written and directed by Thato Rantao Mwosa, "Ya Ma'Afrika" is a fictional drama show that fuses the lives of 4 African women living in New York City and highlights the cultural experiences, contradictions and challenges of African women living in the West. In the show, Yetunde, Kui, Chipo and Welisane are housemates from all corners of Africa with different backgrounds. The show captures the cosmopolitan side of Africans, rarely shown on TV in the West. "Ya Ma'Afrika" celebrates the diversity of talented actors from all over Africa and the Diaspora. The show's dynamic cast...

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