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  Topics: African Diaspora : Films and Videos

Africa in the Picture, Film Festival in the Netherlands, September 2003
In Dutch and English (click on the British flag). "more than eighty feature films, shorts, documentaries and videos made over the past four years in Africa and the African diaspora will be shown in four Dutch cities [Amsterdam, Rotterdam, the Hague and Eindhoven]." "Africa in the Picture is an initiative of Stichting Notorious Film. The day-to-day management of Notorious Film is in the hands of MariŽt Bakker (festival director)...." http://www.africainthepicture.nl
African Connections
African Connections, Inc., in Oakland, Calif., produces radio and cable TV programs on relations between Africa and Africans in the Diaspora. The site includes the text of an address by Rev. Leon Sullivan at the May 1995 3rd African and African-American Summit in Dakar. The videos for sale include speeches by Secty. of Commerce, Ron Brown and Rev. Joseph Lowry at the Dakar Summit, a history of the anti-apartheid movement in the Bay Area, Archibishop Desmond Tutu's 1994 San Francisco visit, etc. Melvin H. Cox is the Executive Producer. http://melanet.com/connections
African Diasporan Film Festival
"We distribute films that focus on the human experience of black people in Africa, the Caribbean, North and South America and Europe. All these films were shown during our annual African Diaspora Film Festival in New York." From ArtMattan Productions. http://www.AfricanFilm.com
California Newsreel
500 Third Street, Suite 505, San Francisco, CA 94107. Films on Africa and the Diaspora. See the Library of African Cinema. http://www.newsreel.org/
FESPACO Paul Robeson Award
"The FESPACO Paul Robeson Award Initiative (PRAI) presents "The Best of the Best in the African Diaspora" film and television productions to the Pan African Film & Television Festival of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso , more commonly known as FESPACO." The Robeson "prize goes to the "Best of the Best" film in the FESPACO diaspora section,..." Based in Louisville, Mississippi. http://www.RobesonAward.com
Latin American Video Archives - African Diaspora in the Americans
Sells v ideos on the "histories, political struggles, and everyday life of the black people of Latin America." Study guide for the videos, related web sites, bibliography. Latin American Video Archives, LAVA, is a "non-profit organization dedicated to the distribution and dissemination of Latin American and Latino video to educational institutions in the United States and Canada." Based in New York, N.Y. [KF] http://www.latinamericanvideo.org/africandiaspora/
Third World Newsreel
"distributes over 400 films and videos from the African, Asian, Latino, Palestinian, and Native American diasporas." Trains film and video artists through its workshops, seminars. Offers fiscal sponsorship. Based in New York City. [KF] http://www.twn.org/record.cgi?recno=348



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