The Pruitt-Igoe Myth is a fantastic documentary on a difficult subject - urbanization. While the film centers around St. Louis and one of the first public housing projects in the US it's far more wide reaching. Great use of archival footage, researchers did an excellent job on that. One of the best uses of a green screen background to impose a surgically clean white and shiny look for interviews. Well handled story from start to finish. Worth watching again.
Showtimes and tix at http://www.affrm.com. Directed by Andrew Dosunmu, RESTLESS CITY tells the story of a young man surviving on the fringes of New York City, where music is his passion, life is a hustle, and falling in love is his greatest risk. African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement will release the 2011 Official Sundance Selection ...
John Henrik Clarke - A Great and Mighty Walk . This video chronicles the life and times of the noted African-American historian, scholar and Pan-African activist John Henrik Clarke (1915-1998). From ancient Egypt and Africa’s other great empires, Clarke moves through Mediterranean borrowings, the Atlantic slave trade, European colonization, the development of the Pan-African movement, and present-day African-American history.
An African Election. Documentary on the 2008 elections in Ghana. There is a lot of drama in the story as the election is extremely tight & has to go to a final vote in a rural province. Amidst the tension are the personalities in Ghanian politics, the opinions & emotions of Ghanian people. and an insight into the running of a fledgling democracy - intense arguments caught on camera between the different party representatives amidst allegations of corruption & vote rigging
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