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Middle of Nowhere and the Black Independent Film Movement

Roya Rastegar | Posted 12.11.2012 | Black Voices
Roya Rastegar

This weekend will be a critical marker for the burgeoning independent Black film movement. Opening in theaters in select cities this Friday, Middle of Nowhere is a compelling drama about a young newlywed who puts her happiness on hold as she eagerly awaits for her husband's early release from a five-year prison sentence.

Sundance Award-Winner Releases Trailer For New Film

Posted 08.13.2012 | Black Voices

After making history earlier this year at the annual Sundance Film Festival by becoming the first African American women to win the award for best dir...

Rwandans Speak Kinyarwanda

Alrick Brown | Posted 06.06.2012 | Home
Alrick Brown

Africa brought Ishmael, Joshua, and I together, and it also brought Kinyarwanda into my life. The film has empowered Rwandans to share their stories with the world. Their story is not about genocide. Their story is about faith, hope, life, love and forgiveness.

Kinyarwanda: Forgiveness is Freedom

Andrew Himes | Posted 02.05.2012 | Religion
Andrew Himes

On disclosing our own crimes and failures, we can be forgiven. By acknowledging the painful truths of the past, we can reconcile with our enemies and repair our broken society.

Brennan Williams

Filmmaker Talks The Release Of 'Kinyarwanda' | Brennan Williams | Posted 12.03.2011 | Black Voices

This weekend the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM) is releasing its second film, "Kinyarwanda." Directed by newcomer Alrick Br...

Renewable Energy Expert Steve Smith Mitigates Conflicts in Congo, Rwanda, Sudan

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Multi-tasking is de rigueur these days, so it comes as no surprise that renewable energy expert and conflict resolution specialist Steve Smith has his hands full. His specialty comes from years of practice.