Monthly Archives: August 2015

  • Universities, Centers, Libraries and Film Programs
  • USA

    The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History at the University of North Carolina and African Studies Center (Title VI National Resource Center)

    The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History at the University of … read more»

  • Journals
  • Africiné (French)

    Website of the African Federation for Cinematic Critique. Africiné acts as a French-language database on African cinema, which includes reviews, essays, and interviews, as well as information on films, directors, actors, distributors, and festivals. The site also publishes … read more»

  • Bus Nut
  • Director: Akosua Adoma Owusu
    Country: Ghana/USA
    Year: 2014
    Running Time: 7 min.
    Language: English

    Bus Nut rearticulates the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, a political and social protest against U.S. racial segregation on the public transit system of Montgomery, Alabama, and … read more»

  • Akosua Adoma Owusu
  • Biography: Akosua Adoma Owusu is a filmmaker with Ghanaian parentage whose films have screened worldwide in prestigious film festivals, museums, galleries, universities and microcinemas since 2005. One of ArtForum‘s Top Ten Artists and one of The Huffington Post‘s 30 Contemporary read more»

  • Cholo
  • Director: Muzna Almusafer
    Country: Oman
    Year: 2014
    Running Time: 21min.
    Language: Swahili with English subtitles

    The dark-skinned 11-year-old Cholo meets his fair-skinned younger stepbrother Abdullah for the first time when their father Said arrives in Muscat. Although strikingly different, the … read more»

  • Muzna Almusafer
  • Biography: Muzna Almusafer was born in Madinat Sultan Qaboos in Muscat, Oman. Her admiration for images started at an early age through her father, who is a painter and a photographer. She graduated from Kuwait University majoring in mass communication … read more»

  • The Gabby Douglas Story
  • Director: Gregg Champion
    Country: USA
    Year: 2014
    Running Time: 86min.
    Language: English

    The story of the international gymnastics phenomenon who overcame overwhelming odds to become the first African American ever to be named Individual All-Around Champion in artistic gymnastics at … read more»

  • Gregg Champion
  • Biography: After attending the USC School of Cinema, Gregg Champion apprenticed with several directors including Blake Edwards, Nicholas Roeg, and John Badham, with whom he shared an eight-year association. Champion’s feature producing credits include Blue Thunder,  Short Circuit and … read more»

  • Home
  • Director: Tim Johnson
    Country: USA
    Year: 2015
    Running Time: 94min.
    Language: English

    Oh, an alien on the run from his own people, lands on Earth and makes friends with the adventurous Tip, who is on a quest of her own.… read more»

  • Tim Johnson
  • Biography: Tim Johnson was born in Chicago. He studied at Northwestern University where he earned a BA in English Literature. He also produced two animated films; both of which earned Richard Grant Organization Awards. Upon graduating, he worked for two … read more»

  • Cuban Roots/Bronx Stories
  • Director: Pam Sporn
    Country: Cuba/USA
    Year: 2000
    Running Time: 57 mins
    Language: English and Spanish with English and Spanish subtitles

    Highlights the experience of a black Cuban American famiy, revealing that the Cuban-American experience is more diverse, racially and ideologically, … read more»

  • Pam Sporn
  • Biography: Pam Sporn is a film maker and teacher. Her documentaries have won several film festival awards. Her work has covered such topics as Cuban cigar rollers, an annual dance, and the story of a family that emigrated from Cuba … read more»

  • Major Leagues? (¿Grandes Ligas?)
  • Director: Ernesto Pérez Zambrano
    Country: Cuba
    Year: 2008
    Running Time: 27 mins
    Language: Spanish with English subtitles

    Major Leagues? follows the Havana women’s baseball team as they train and prepare for the annual March 8 Cup—the only official women’s baseball … read more»

  • Ernesto Pérez Zambrano
  • Biography: Ernesto Pérez Zambrano was born in Havana, Cuba in 1981. He is a director and a scriptwriter of documentaries such as Major Leagues? (2008), Mother, the Earth (2010), Miniature-Universe. Las Caobas (2011) and Las Terrazas, sketch of a Paradiseread more»

  • Annie
  • Director: Will Gluck
    Country: USA
    Year: 2014
    Running Time: 118 min.
    Language: English

    Ever since her parents left her as a baby, little Annie (Quvenzhané Wallis) has led a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan. However, all … read more»

  • Will Gluck
  • Biography: A filmmaker with skills in a multitude of areas behind the camera, Will Gluck began his career as a writer on The John Larroquette Show in the mid-’90s. He moved on to write for shows like Working, Grosse read more»