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Awesome film, Simply Awesome!!

December 3, 2009

A young African boy with a haunting back story starts school in Ireland, and finds out quickly exactly what it means to be the new kid. Winner of Best Narrative Short at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival and nominated for an Oscar.Definitely left me me with a smile on my face!! Good directing.Great story.There is nothing like child innocence

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How to get them learn[kids and history]

November 16, 2009
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Educating America’s youth about history that doesn’t always make it into textbooks is one goal of a new documentary called The People Speak.

It’s a spinoff of sorts from The People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn who you may recall from an Eight Forty-Eight conversation last week.

The film brings together images, music and narration with re-creations of American moments of resistance. There’s the Declaration of Independence; speeches by Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.; songs by Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and Public Enemy; and a call to action by Cindy Sheehan among many others.

Each is brought to life by one member of a star-studded cast of performers. Recording artist, music producer, and Chicago native Lupe Fiasco and author and activist Anthony Arnove discuss the film.

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The documentary will air on the History Channel, Dec. 13.

Video preview of The People Speak — forthcoming documentary based on A People’s History of the United States from Voices of a People’s History

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Last Night in Hollywood

November 2, 2009

AFI FEST 2009 Screening Of Precious: Based On The Novel 'PUSH' By Sapphire

Oprah Winfrey  and director Tyler Perry arrive at the screening of ‘Precious: Based On The Novel ‘PUSH’ By Sapphire’ during AFI FEST 2009 held at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on November 1, 2009 in Hollywood, California.

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related  2009 Soul Train Awards

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This Week end Movie

October 22, 2009

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Are you ready for ANTICHRIST? The most scandalous work at this year’s Cannes stars Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg as a bereaved couple who retreat to their remote cabin — ominously named Eden — to repair their broken marriage and confront their deepest fears. But in the hands of von Trier, the visionary behind DogvilleDancer in the Dark and Breaking the Waves, the tale of a relationship in crisis takes a turn toward the twisted, dark and primeval, and it’s clear this couple won’t be out of the woods anytime soon. Warning: ANTICHRIST contains scenes of extremely graphic sexual and violent content and is not suitable for children.

“The most talked about film of the year!” – Village Voice                                   “The most shocking film in the history of the Cannes Film Festival!” – The Sunday Telegraph

“I don’t think I breathed for the last half — out of shock, out of stress, out of disbelief.” – Boston Globe

Antichrist’ sure to shock, but it also awes New York Post

Antichrist’: Lost In The Woods, By Kurt Loder MTV.com

Los Angeles Times – PopMatters – St. Louis Post-Dispatch – New York Magazine

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“We Were Once A Fairytale” Kanye West Dir:Spike Jonze

October 19, 2009

Beautiful piece of Art : this is what happens when you put two of the most creative thinkers in entertainment in a room and lock the door for a few days.Spike Jonze understood perfectly how to portray  egomaniacal artist Kanye West- and render him with some fragility, we ‘re thrown into a place where we could only  understand, pardon,give him credits.We’re touched emotionally,we all battle with ourselves.

update : Kanye West has apologised to fans after he removed the video directed by Spike Jonze from his website.West’s blog says: “Sorry I had to take it down.” It is not known why the video was removed.

Around the web Spike Jonze ; Music Videos That Show Everything but Performance

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Taqwacore : An Islamic punk music scene

October 17, 2009

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Director Omar Majeed debut documentary Taqwacore  -The Birth of Punk Islam – is the story of disaffected young Muslims in the States who, taking inspiration from converted American Muslim Michael Muhammad Knight and his 2002 self-published novel The Taqwacores, formed an Islamic punk music scene in his novel’s image.Knight’s central question:

“Could a person take the best parts of Islam and the best parts of punk and forge a new spiritual path?” was the basis for The Taqwacores – Taqwa, the Arabic word for God-consciousness, and core, from hardcore punk. And so a misfit Muslim manifesto was born, using the text not as doctrine, but as inspiration.

“Pre-9-11, being a Muslim was not an issue,” Majeed explains. “At the time of 9-11, Islam was the embarrassing uncle in the room. Since then we’ve conjured up a Muslim boogieman. But the situation is really much more complex than that.

“My goal was to open up the debate. The Q&As we’ve had after the film have been thoughtful and engaged. I want to reach as many as possible into the Muslim community and beyond. So far, we’re reaching the audience that’s looking for it. There’s always a couple at each screening who say ‘thank you. Seeing the movie gives me a sense of purpose.’ “