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Reel Sisters Tribute to Third World Newsreel 50th Anniversary - Oct. 20, 5:...

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REEL SISTERS TRIBUTE TO THIRD WORLD NEWSREEL'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

On Oct. 20, 2018, from 5:10 pm-6:47 pm, Reel Sisters will pay homage to Third World Newsreel's 50th Anniversary and history of presenting stories by independent filmmakers of color from around the world. The selection includes two history films from their archives celebrating Reel Sisters Trailblazer honoree JT Takagi's filmmaking contributions, artists Toni Blackman and the late filmmaker Carolyn Y. Johnson whose work was shocased in the festival's early years. The section will include filmmaker Morenike Olabunmi's latest short documentary Uplifting His Village, a Reel Sisters 2018 season selection. Photo: Toni Blackman, She Rhymes Like A Girl.

Please join us for a powerful and engaging evening of cinematic excellence! Tickets: $12 (Discounts for students, seniors and groups).

She Rhymes Like a Girl
Director: J.T. Takagi Producer: Third World Newsreel
7 min., Documentary
Toni Blackman and the FreeStyle Union are challenging the male dominated world of hip hop and empowering women to speak their minds in freestyle workshops.

Uplifting His Village
Producer/Director: Morenike Olabunmi
10:24 min., Documentary
Set against the expansive countryside of Obonjaneni Village and the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa, this documentary unfolds as we observe Mathiba Mncube performing his daily activities as tour guide and mentor while making a positive impact in his community.

A DREAM IS WHAT YOU WAKE UP FROM
Directors: Larry Bullard & Carolyn Y. Johnson Producer: Third World Newsreel
50 min., Experimental Doc.
Originally released in 1978, A DREAM IS WHAT YOU WAKE UP FROM explores the role of Black families in American society. The everyday lives of three Black families with different approaches to their struggle for survival in the United States are represented through a mix of fiction and documentary scenes, a docudrama style inspired by the work of Cuban filmmaker Sara Gómez.

Filmmakers Larry Bullard and Carolyn Y. Johnson relied on a mix of documentary and drama to record families engaged in their day to day activities at home, at work and in school. This material was juxtaposed with a sound track on which family members discuss their individual thoughts, values and aspirations. With this hybrid film style, the filmmakers were able to reveal and examine the gaps between everyday reality and the way in which it is perceived by each individual.

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