Some of these factions have come in the form of movies, both documentary and scripted. I've seen nearly all of them. Some of are the definition of faction and others, while earnest, miss the mark. Until now.
The 22nd annual Pan African Film Festival ran from February 6th to the 17th -- 177 feature films, docs, shorts and web series screened daily at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in Los Angeles. Locals and out-of-towners gathered to honor black films.
'Tis the season for awards nominations, and rightfully, The Impossible made the grade for its leading lady, Naomi Watts -- but a crucial element of movie making that stirs the audience's soul but all too often goes unmentioned is sound and score.